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NLRB to Mandate New Employee Notice & Revamp Union Election Rules

Jan 20, 2012

Two big changes are coming for employers, and they both go into effect on April 30, 2012.
Two big changes are coming for employers, and they both go into effect on April 30, 2012.

Employee Notice Requirement. Most private sector employers - union and union-free - will be required to post a new federally mandated employee notice telling employees that they have the right to: organize a union; discuss wages and benefits with co-workers; strike; and file complaints against an employer. This notice requirement could lead to both legitimate and unwarranted complaints against private employers if they are not careful about how they craft and enforce their workplace policies.

Union Election Rules. For the first time in years, new union election rules are going into effect to speed up union elections. While the NLRB hopes to "streamline" the election process these new rules could substantially hamper employers' ability to challenge the election process and effectively communicate with employees during the election period.

Click here to find out more about these important developments and how they could affect your workplace.