Houston – A new NLRB rule goes into effect on November 14, 2011, requiring most private sector employers to display a poster advising employees of their rights to organize under the National Labor Relations Act. According to the NLRB website, the 11-by-17-inch notice should be posted in a conspicuous place, where other notifications of workplace rights and employer rules and policies are posted, and employers should also publish the notice on an internal or external website if other personnel policies or workplace notices are already posted there. Additionally, the notice must be posted in an additional language if 20% or more of the employers’ employees are not proficient in English but speak the same language.
For further information about the posting, including a detailed discussion of which employers are covered by the NLRA (assume you are subject to this ruling unless you are a religiously-affiliated institution or perform municipal functions), and what to do if a substantial share of the workplace speaks a language other than English, please see the NLRB’s Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
Contributed by Tony Stergio; 713.850.4214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.