As we mentioned in a prior blog, the NLRB had announced that effective November 14, 2011, all private-sector employers will be required to post an “employee rights notice” where other workplace notices are typically posted. This notice, similar to one that federal contractors are currently required to post, informs employees of their rights to organize in a union and to bargain collectively. Employers who customarily put personnel policy notices on an intranet will be required to put this information on the intranet as well.
While there is no need to throw a parade in its honor, the National Labor Relations Board has postponed the implementation date for its new notice-posting rule until January 31, 2012. The decision to extend the posting period arose after businesses and trade organizations posed numerous questions about which businesses fall under the Board’s jurisdiction. The NLRB indicated, however, that no other changes in the rule, or in the form or content of the notice, will be made.
Failure to post the notice will be deemed an unfair labor practice and can be viewed as a reason to extend the statute of limitations for filing unfair labor practice charges. The required posting can be found on the NLRB website.
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