The National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) issued a rule requiring employers to hang posters in their businesses advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Basically, as a business owner you’ll have to hang a poster in your business advising employees of their rights to unionize. A copy of the poster can be found here. The NRLB originally required employers to hang these posters on January 31, 2012, but there are court challenges to this requirement. The NRLB has postponed the poster requirement until April 30, 2012.
The NRLB believes it has established standards for asserting jurisdiction over the great majority of non-government employers with a workplace in the United States. Some examples of when a business is subject to this NRLB poster requirement include:
- Retailers if they have a gross annual volume of business of $500,000 or more. Retailers include apartment buildings, home builders, restaurants, tax services.
- Shopping centers and office buildings have a lower threshold of $100,000
- For non-retailers, jurisdiction is based on the amount of goods and services provided by the employer out of state (outflow) or purchased by the employer from out of state (inflow). The NRLB has jurisdiction if the annual amount of inflow OR outflow is at least $50,000.
- Medical and dental offices, child care services, residential care centers with a gross annual volume of at least $250,000 are under NRLB jurisdiction
- Nursing homes have a threshold of $100,000
- Law firms have a threshold of $250,000.