Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign


UPDATE: The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has postponed the deadline by which employers are required to post a new notice regarding employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The move comes in the wake of lawsuits challenging the new rule and widespread opposition by business groups and trade associations. The NLRB press release announcing the new deadline can be found here:

On November 14, 2011, employers (in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces) will be required to post yet another sign on their already heavily wallpapered legal notice boards.

A new National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) rule aimed at increasing employee knowledge of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) requires employers to post an informative notice in conspicuous places in the workplace, including all places where notices to employees are customarily posted (which may even include websites or at satellite job locations). The rule applies to all employers subject to the NLRB’s jurisdiction, which includes many small businesses, unless such businesses do not meet the NLRB’s discretionary jurisdiction requirements. Copies of the notice will be available on the NLRB website and from NLRB regional offices by November 1, 2011.

More information and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the NLRB website.