SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 35, September 1, 2011

Companies Required to Display "Employee Rights" Poster

As of November 14, 2011, businesses will be required to display a poster informing workers of their right to unionize and bargain collectively with the employer. The 11- x 17-in. notice is required under a rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) following an extensive rulemaking procedure. The poster can be downloaded for free from the NLRB website as of November 1. 

The U.S. Department of Labor already requires companies to display workplace posters: DOL Posting Requirements. Topics include federal minimum wage, polygraph protection, OSHA-job safety rules, COBRA and family/medical leave rights. State agencies that regulate employers/workers may also have similar postings covering compensation, leave, job-safety and similar workplace issues. The postings are usually available at no cost from the agency or may be purchased from a commercial supplier. 

For more information, contact Stuart Gosswein at stuartg@sema.org.