ANOTHER UPDATE- NLRB has delayed implementation of this policy until summer of 2012. An US Court of Appeal has ruled against the poster requirement, so this rule is now uncertain while the ruling is further appealed. The new law may be enforced in other states not under that Appeal Court’s jurisdiction.
UPDATE- NLRB has delayed implementation of this policy until
January 31, 2012 April 30th, 2012.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that by November 14, 2011 all employers must update their Labor Law Posters to include a new posting about the right to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act.
Who does this apply to? Almost all businesses are required to make this update. The only exclusions are for agricultural, railroad, and airline employers. The NLRB does mention that it will not pursue “very small employers” who are far too small to do any interstate commerce but most employers would not meet their stringent requirements.
Can the NLRB fine you for non-compliance? No, they do not have the authority to issue fines. However, willful refusal to post can easily become ammunition for a lawsuit by either the government, employees, or a union trying to organize your employees.
Can I obtain a free poster or more information from the NLRB? Yes, please see the link below for more information directly from the NLRB:
Do you need a new Employee Handbook? It may be time to update your employee handbook to make sure your policies address Equal Employment, Anti-Harassment, and Solicitation and Distribution of Literature. See the appropriate link below for your organization:
When is the deadline for posting this new NLRB/ NLRA Poster? The deadline is November 14th, 2011.