Federal poster required for small businesses

by Cinda Baxter on April 12, 2012

in Independent Retailers, Law

Most small business owners think decisions by the National Labor Relations Board exclude them—after all, aren’t those the guys that deal with big unions? Yes, but “labor” applies to nearly all businesses, regardless of size, location, and type. If you have employees, you’re probably in the club.

Which is why you need to know about an April 30 deadline coming up–the NLRB requires qualified businesses to post an 11 x 17 poster detailing employee rights by that date. 

Who’s included?
Businesses whose annual gross runs $100,000 and up, depending on the type of business. Check the list linked below to confirm where you land on the scale.

How do I get the poster?
By downloading it here. The final poster must measure 11″ x 17″ (if your printer can’t accommodate the large format, two standard 8.5″ x 11″ sheets can be printed then taped together).

Where do I have to post this?
From the NLRB website, “The Notice should be posted in conspicuous places, where other workplace rights notices and company notices concerning personnel rules or policies are customarily posted.” Be sure to check the link below if you communicate with employees electronically.

Where do I find more specific info?
By visiting nlrb.gov/faq/poster.

Don’t let this slide. It’s important all required businesses honor federal guidelines.

Thanks to Debbie Dusenberry from Curious Sofa for the heads up.

Dyane April 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Thank you very much for sharing this. I’m so glad I saw it! Now, I can share this info with my Independent Retail clients. Dyane

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