In August, the National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule requiring all private sector employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act to post a workplace notice informing employees of their rights under the Act. The notice informs employees of their rights to participate in union activities and engage in collective bargaining, as well as to refrain from such activities. The notice also provides examples of unlawful conduct and instructs employees on how to contact the NLRB with questions and complaints. Failure to comply with the posting rule will be deemed a violation of the Act and may result in heavy penalties.
The rule takes effect January 31, 2012.