The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released its Final Rule requiring a workplace posting for most US employers.  The posting will outline employees’ rights to form, join or assist a union under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).   Under the Final Rule, which is effective November 14, 2011, almost all private sector employers who are subject to the NLRA must post the NLRB employee rights notice.

Most private sector employers are covered under the NLRA, except railroads, airlines, US Postal Service, agricultural and domestic workers and very small employers.  The Frequently Asked Questions on the NLRB’s website outlines the exceptions. Likely, if your firm is large enough to need our HR consulting services you’ll need to post this notice.

The NLRA has been around since 1935, so these are not new or expanded rights.  Depending on the administration, federal contractors have been required to post similar notices in the past.  However, the wide swath across the private sector is a first.

The poster has not been finalized yet and should be available from the NLRB’s website on or before November 1, 2011.  Our clients will receive the posting and instructions via email from us when it is available.

Further questions and answers about the ruling are available on the NLRB website: