The National Labor Relations Board has come out with a new regulation that affects small business owners and entrepreneurs. Any company with over $50,000 in yearly revenues must post a notice of an employee's right to form a union.
Thomas Judge, partner in the firm Judge, Lauric & Pahorseky, CPA's explains how the board will enforce the rule.
"Failure to post the notice may be treated as an unfair labor practice under the National Labor Relations Act. The board investigates allegations of unfair labor practices made by employees, unions, employers, or other persons, but does not initiate enforcement action on its own.
What will be the consequences for failing to post the notice?
The board expects that, in most cases, employers who fail to post the notice are unaware of the rule and will comply when requested by a Board agent. In such cases, the unfair labor practice case will typically be closed without further action. The board also may extend the 6-month statute of limitations for filing a charge involving other unfair labor practice allegations against the employer. If an employer knowingly and willfully fails to post the notice, the failure may be considered evidence of unlawful motive in an unfair labor practice case involving other alleged violations of the NLRA."
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