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NLRB Postpones Deadline for Employers to Post NLRA Rights Poster

Employers now have until April 30, 2012 to post the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) rights poster. The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) decided to postpone implementation of the posting rule from January 31, 2012 until April 30, 2012. This requirement applies to both non-unionized and unionized workplaces.

The poster provides a comprehensive list of employee rights under the NLRA, including the right to act together to improve wages and working conditions; to form, join and assist a union; to bargain collectively with their employer through chosen representatives; and to refrain from engaging in any of these activities. It also provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct and instructs employees how to contact the NLRB with questions or complaints.

The notice must measure 11 x 17 inches and be posted in locations where employee notices are usually posted. This includes employer’s intranet or internet site if they customarily post personnel policies in this way. Failure to post the notice may be viewed by the NLRB as an unfair labor practice. It may also be used as a justification to extend the six-month statute of limitations generally applicable to unfair labor practice charges.

Employers may print the poster directly from http://www.nlrb.gov/poster.

For more information please contact Nicole Windsor at windsor@bowie-jensen.com.

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