On August 29, 2011, we notified newsletter subscribers as follows:
On August 25, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a 194-page Final Rule which will cause all private-sector employers who are subject to the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”) (which includes almost all private employers) to post a notice of employee rights including the rights to form or join a union. This notice must be posted where other workplace notices are typically posted. Where personnel rules are typically placed on an internet or intranet site, such posting will be required on those sites as well. The rule will become effective and require such postings as of November 14, 2011.
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Employers who fail to post the required notice on and after November 14th will, upon the filing of an unfair labor practice charge against them, be found to have committed an unfair labor practice. That, in turn, will require the posting of another notice further informing employees of their rights under the Act.
At the time of that alert, the poster itself had not been made available. It has, however, just been issued, and a copy may be accessed by utilizing the following link: www.nlrb.gov/poster.