Mandatory union poster put on hold

Employers know, or at least should know, of the many mandatory notices they must post in the workplace.  These notices inform employees of their rights and responsibilities under the law, such as the state and federal minimum wages, Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), workers’ compensation, etc.  But one poster that private employers likely don’t know they may have to post is the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) poster.  This poster informs employees, including non-union employees, of their “right to organize and bargain collectively with their employers, and to engage in other protected concerted activity or to refrain from engaging in any of the above activity.”   

Originally, employers were required to post the NLRB poster on November 14, 2011, but the NLRB postponed the date to January 31, 2012.  However, because of on-going court challenges to the requirement, the NLRB just recently agreed to postpone the date to April 30, 2012.  Consequently, time will only tell if non-union employers, regardless of size, will need to prominently display the NLRB poster in the workplace along with the other legally required posters.

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