Employment Posters & Translations
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is making employers put up a new workplace poster. Under the regulation, employers must post the new NLRB notice in English, plus any other language:
“Where 20 percent or more of an employer’s workforce is not proficient in English and speaks a language other than English….”
The NLRB’s new rule isn’t the first to require employment compliance posters in languages other than English.
For example,under the the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), if a significant portion of the workforce does not speak English, the FMLA poster must be posted in the appropriate foreign language.
And in California, if 10 percent of employees at any workplace do not speak English, 2 CCR 7287.0(d) requires the employer to post the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) discrimination poster in the appropriate foreign language.