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Labor alert! The NLRA can apply to nonunion employers, too

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You’re probably familiar with the legislative fight brewing over the proposed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). The EFCA debate has spotlighted a fact many employers don’t realize:

Nonunion employers must comply with requirements of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Employers that aren’t in the know run the risk that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will file unfair labor charges for alleged violations of federal laws.

The source of the employers’ NLRA obligations is found in Section 7 of the law, which protects any employee’s right to engage with or on behalf of fellow employees in concerted activities for the employees’ mutual aid or protection. The NLRA does not make any distinction between employees who are union members and those who are not.

That’s why the NLRB has ruled in many cases that the law also protects nonunion employees. That means you can’t ignore labor law just because your wo...(register to read more)

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