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NLRB reveals final rule for employee rights notice

Posted on September 16th, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

One of the functions of HR administration is to inform employees of their rights. This task recently became legally mandated by the National Labor Relations Board, which created an employee rights poster to be distributed among the workplace.

As of August 26, employers have 75 days to post the 11-by-17-inch notice in "conspicuous places … readily seen by employees, including all places where notices to employees … are customarily posted."

The poster is part of the NLRB's final rule regarding the Notification of Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act, which was originally proposed in December 2010. The NLRB will make the post available for download on its website.

According to the final rule, in addition to posting the notice in the workplace, any employer that "customarily communicates via intranet or internet with its employees as to personnel rules or policies" must also display an exact copy on the company website, or a link to the information on the NLRB's site.

Failure to post the notice would be considered unfair labor practices and unlawful motivation, according to Lexology.  

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