Once a mainstay of this blog, I have not written about employment law for quite some time. Since my franchise law practice has grown over the past few years, I’ve left it to Matt Brick from Brick Gentry to handle employment law issues in the office.  On the blogging side there are many great employment law blogs to follow including Daniel Schwartz of the Connecticut Law Blog and Jon Hyman of the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog. Their blogs are terrific resources for anyone interested in employment law.

Another employment law blog that has come on the scene is the Iowa Employment Law Blog written by Patrick Smith of Des Moines. I’ve known Patrick for years and his blog is also one you can trust for up-to-date content on employment issues.

But the reason I am writing on employment law in this post is because all employers should definitely be aware of a new National Relations Labor Board (NLRB) rule that requires nearly EVERY private sector employer to post notices about their rights to unionize.  While there is some debate over whether the NLRB has the right to require the postings, the rule will go into effect on November 14, 2011. The failure to do so could result in an unfair labor practice. I am sure this would be quite the surprise for most small (or even large) businesses.

For more information, see the postings by Jon and Patrick on the topic.