NLRB at It Again: New Posting Requirement Prompts Anger

August 26, 2011 - by: HR Hero Alerts 0 COMMENTS

A new rule from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is being touted by the agency as a moderate measure aimed at ensuring that workers understand their rights, but it’s drawing fire from some employers who call it a “punitive new rule” from a federal agency overreaching its authority.

The NLRB issued a final rule on August 25 that will require employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) as of November 14. The Board has posted a fact sheet on its website with details about the new posting requirements.

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Public Comment Period Open on NLRB’s Union-Streamlining Rules

June 23, 2011 - by: Holly Jones 0 COMMENTS

Earlier this week, we reported that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has proposed amended rules that would streamline the union election process, making it easier for employees to unionize. The regulations, which appeared in Wednesday’s Federal Register, firmly divide the pro- and antiunion factions, being lauded by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka as “a commonsense approach,” while U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits Randel Johnson summed the rules up as a “blatant attempt to give unions the upper hand.”

Michael Leahy, an associate with the Springfield, Massachusetts, law firm Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., also weighed in on the proposed rules, noting that “the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is not unexpected, but is unwelcome among management-side labor and employment attorneys.”

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