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Employers to Post Notices|on Right to Organize

WASHINGTON (CN) - The National Labor Relations Board plans to require most employers to post notices informing employees of their right to organize under the National Labor Relations Act.

Labor organizations would be included in their capacity as employers.

The National Labor Relations (NLRB) will supply the notices, electronically and in hard copy, so employers only need to post them in places where they customarily post notices to employees.

The NLRB is concerned that private sector employees, who generally are not represented by unions, do not know about National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) rights.

The required notice confirms that unlawful conduct will not be permitted, provides information about the NLRB and about filing a charge with the NLRB, and states that the NLRB will prosecute violators of the NLRA. The notice also indicates that there is a 6-month statute of limitations for filing charges with the NLRB alleging violations, and provides NLRB contact information. The NLRB requests any suggested additions or deletions to these provisions that would improve the content of the notice of employee rights.

The required electronic notice must be provided in the language the employees speak, when a significant number of employees are not proficient in English.

The proposed rule does not apply to employers that are not subject to the NLRA, such as the U.S. government, government corporations, the Federal Reserve Bank, states or political subdivisions, those subject to the Railway Labor Act, entities that employ only non-employees, and small businesses whose impact on interstate commerce is de minimis or slight.

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