The new National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) poster is now available on the NLRB’s website at www.nlrb.gov/poster.
The poster is 11” X 17” but can also be posted as two 8 ½” x 11” sheets put together. Both formats are available on the website. [Employers may also meet the requirement with the all-in-one type of poster available from commercial suppliers that includes this new poster.] Additionally, employers who “customarily” communicate personnel policies on an internet or intranet site must electronically post the notice there.
Only the English version is currently available, but employers with workplaces where 20% or more of the employees are not proficient in English will be required to post a translated version as well. Translated versions will also be posted on the NLRB website as they are available.
Meanwhile the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has filed a lawsuit claiming that the action taken by the NLRB requiring the poster is outside the authority of the Board and two bills have been introduced in Congress to repeal the new rule. We will keep you apprised of any developments which may affect employers’ obligation to post the notice on November 14, 2011.
For additional information on the NLRA and the poster requirements see the September 14, 2011 GMK Alert.