Earlier this week the NLRB issued a final rule requiring employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by November 14, 2011. All private-sector businesses, except those “small employers” which the Board has chosen not to assert its jurisdiction over, are required to comply with the rule.
According to the NLRB press release, the notice will inform employees that they have a right to act together to improve wages and working conditions, to form, join and assist a union, to bargain collectively with their employer, and to refrain from any of these activities. It provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct and instructs employees how to contact the NLRB with questions or complaints.
The required notice will be available on the NLRB website and from regional offices by November 1.