NLRB Poster Must be Posted by November 14

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a final rule requiring most private-sector employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) through a required poster entitled, “Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act," which must be posted by November 14, 2011.

This new requirement applies to including insurance agents and brokers as well as most of your clients. Through our partnership with the California Chamber, this poster is available from the Chamber’s website.

The Chamber is offering the poster free for those who pre-order the required 2012 California and Federal Notices Posters or CalChamber’s Required Notices Kit before 10/31/11 (valid email address required).

Click here for more information.

The poster requirement comes from the NLRA, enacted in 1935 and regulates most private sector labor-management relations in the United States. The NLRB contends that “many employees protected by the NLRA are unaware of their rights under the statute and that the rule will increase knowledge of the NLRA among employees.”

The notice requirement applies to all employers subject to the NLRB’s jurisdiction. Some very small employers will not be subject to the notice requirement because they are not under the NLRB’s jurisdiction.  The NLRB examines jurisdictional issues (who is a covered employer) on a case-by-case basis and the existing law is highly complex. Small businesses who are unsure if they are under the NLRB’s jurisdiction and subject to this poster requirement should consult with labor counsel.