On Aug. 26, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published its final rule requiring almost all private-sector employers to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The 11-by-17-inch notice is similar in content and design to the notice of NLRA rights that must be posted by federal contractors pursuant to Department of Labor requirements.
The posting requirement applies to nearly all private-sector employers subject to the NLRA, which excludes agricultural, railroad and airline employers. Because NLRA rights apply to union and non-union workplaces, all employers subject to the Board’s jurisdiction (aside from the United States Postal Service) will be required to post the notice. Retailers with a gross annual volume of business less than $500,000, and nonretail entities that sell or purchase fewer than $50,000 in annual goods or services are exempt from this rule.