Submitted by: Michael Padgett, Attorney at Law

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) requires employers post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), including the right to organize and form a union, beginning November 14, 2011. The notice also provides contact information for the NLRB.

This applies to all private-sector employers, whether or not they have unionized employees. The notice must be posted where other employment notices are customarily posted, as well as on a company “intranet or internet site if the employer customarily communicates with its employees about personnel rules or policies by such means.”

Printed, color copies of the official notice will be available at the NLRB’s Regional Offices and may be downloaded from the Board’s official web page (http://www.nlrb.gov/news/nlrb-poster-employee-rights-now-available-download). The text of the posting can be viewed here: http://www.nlrb.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1562/employee_rights_nlra.pdf or http://www.nlrb.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1562/employee_rights_nlra_8_5x11.pdf. In addition, the NLRB has published a list of frequently asked questions, which can be viewed here: http://www.nlrb.gov/faq/poster