• New Notice Rule Reaches Out to Union and Non-Union Employers Alike
  • September 21, 2011 | Author: Forrest T. Rhodes
  • Law Firm: Foulston Siefkin LLP - Wichita Office
  • August 22, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) issued a final rule that will require most employers to prominently post an 11” x 17” notice in the workplace informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). The NLRA is commonly known as the law that guarantees employees the right to join a union and collectively bargain with their employer over the terms and conditions of their employment. The NLRA, however, is not limited to unionized workplaces. It guarantees other rights regardless of union affiliation, such as the right for employees to discuss wages and benefits with their co-workers or to raise work-related complaints with their coworkers, employer, the government, or a union without reprisal. Each of these points, along with several others, are included in the language of the notice.