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Sec. 7. [§ 157.] Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, and shall also have the right to refrain from any or all of such activities except to the extent that such right may be affected by an agreement requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment as authorized in section 8(a)(3) [section 158(a)(3) of this title].

Employee Rights

Employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act are afforded certain rights to join together to improve their wages and working conditions, with or without a union.

Union Activity

Employees have the right to attempt to form a union where none currently exists, or to decertify a union that has lost the support of employees.

Examples of employee rights include:

  • Forming, or attempting to form, a union in your workplace;

  • Joining a union whether the union is recognized by your employer or not;

  • Assisting a union in organizing your fellow employees;

  • Refusing to do any or all of these things.

  • To be fairly represented by a union

 

Activity Outside a Union

Employees who are not represented by a union also have rights under the NLRA.  Specifically, the National Labor Relations Board protects the rights of employees to engage in “concerted activity”,  which is when two or more employees take action for their mutual aid or protection regarding terms and conditions of employment.  A single employee may also engage in protected concerted activity if he or she is acting on the authority of other employees, bringing group complaints to the employer’s attention, trying to induce group action, or seeking to prepare for group action.

A few examples of protected concerted activities are:

  • Two or more employees addressing their employer about improving their pay.

  • Two or more employees discussing work-related issues beyond pay, such as safety concerns, with each other.

  • An employee speaking to an employer on behalf of one or more co-workers about improving workplace conditions.

Who is covered?

Most employees in the private sector are covered by the NLRA. However, the Act specifically excludes individuals who are:

  • employed by Federal, state, or local government

  • employed as agricultural laborers

  • employed in the domestic service of any person or family in a home

  • employed by a parent or spouse

  • employed as an independent contractor

  • employed as a supervisor (supervisors who have been discriminated against for refusing to violate the NLRA may be covered)

  • employed by an employer subject to the Railway Labor Act, such as railroads and airlines

  • employed by any other person who is not an employer as defined in the NLRA

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NORTH DAKOTA UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

State Security Licensing Authorities: North Dakota

 

NORTH DAKOTA ELIGIBILITY & LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR SECURITY PROVIDERS

Qualifications to become a security provider:

93-02-02.1-01. Qualifications for individuals providing private security services.


To receive and maintain any license or registration from the board to provide private security services, an individual first must:

  1. Be at least eighteen years of age.

  2. Be a high school graduate or hold the equivalent of a high school diploma.

  3. Have not been convicted or adjudged guilty in any jurisdiction of one of the following offenses or its equivalent in another jurisdiction, including juvenile adjudication that the individual has engaged in similar conduct: any felony; any class A or B misdemeanor involving an act of violence or intimidation as defined in North Dakota Century Code chapters 12.1-16 through 12.1-25 and chapter 12.1-31.2 , or involving controlled substances as defined in North Dakota Century Code chapter 19-03.1; any offense involving theft as defined in North Dakota Century Code chapter 12.1-23, including shoplifting, or any other offense which must be reported to the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation under North Dakota Century Code section 12.1-32-15. This subsection will not prohibit the board from issuing a license or registration to an individual if the board determines the offense does not have a direct bearing upon the individual’s ability to provide private security services to the public and the individual has been sufficiently rehabilitated pursuant to the provisions of North Dakota Century Code section 12.1-33-02.1, or a full pardon has been granted.

  4. Be free of mental condition or defect, which would interfere with the individual’s ability to provide services in a professional and competent manner.

  5. Have not committed an act which the board determines is indicative of bad moral character and which has a direct bearing on the applicant’s ability to serve the public, including but not limited to offenses other than those listed in subsection three of this section.

 

The requirements in this section are in addition to any other qualifications established in this chapter. Each individual who is required to meet the qualifications of this section has a continuing duty to notify the board of any conviction or adjudication of guilt of an offense described in subsection three of this section within fourteen days of the conviction or adjudication. For individuals who are licensed ore registered by the board on the effective date of this section, or who are officers or owners of at least a ten-percent interest in a licensed agency on the effective date of this section, this section applies only to convictions or adjudication of guilt which occur after the effective date of this section.

93-02-02.1-02. Licensing of individual providing private security services.

  1. An individual providing private security services must obtain a license from the board to provide those services unless the individual is registered as an employee of an agency which is licensed under this chapter and is providing those services within the scope of his or her employment with the agency. This section does not apply to individuals who are exempt from the board’s jurisdiction under North Dakota Century Code section 43-30-02.

  2. An individual is qualified to be licensed to provide private security services if the individual is currently a commissioned security officer and has passed an examination conducted by or under the supervision of the board within the twelve months preceding the date of the individual’s application for the license.

 

NORTH DAKOTA ELIGIBILITY & LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS

 

Qualifications to become a private investigator:

93-02-01.1-01. Qualifications for individuals providing private investigative services.

 

To receive and maintain any license or registration from the board to provide private investigative services, an individual first must:

  1. Be at least eighteen years of age.

  2. Be a high school graduate or hold the equivalent of a high school diploma.

  3. Have not been convicted or adjudged guilty in any jurisdiction of one of the following offenses or its equivalent in another jurisdiction, including juvenile adjudication that the individual has engaged in similar conduct: any felony, any class A or B misdemeanor involving an act of violence or intimidation as defined in North Dakota Century Code chapters 12.1-16 through 12.1-25 and chapter 12.1-31.2 or involving controlled substances as defined in North Dakota Century Code chapter 19-03.1, any offense involving theft as defined in North Dakota Century Code chapter 12.1-23, including shoplifting; or any other offense which must be reported to the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation under North Dakota Century Code section 12.1-32-15. This subsection will not prohibit the board from issuing a license or registration to an individual if the board determines the offense does not have a direct bearing upon the individual’s ability to provide private investigative services to the public and the individual has been sufficiently rehabilitated pursuant to the provisions of North Dakota Century Code section 12.1-33-02.1, or a full pardon has been granted.

  4. Be free of mental condition or defect, which would interfere with the individual’s ability to provide services in a professional and competent manner.

  5. Have not committed an act which the board determines is indicative of bad moral character and which has a direct bearing on the applicant’s ability to serve the public, including but not limited to offenses other than those listed in subsection three of this section.

 

The requirements in this section are in addition to any other qualifications established in this chapter. Each individual who is required to meet the qualifications of this section has a continuing duty to notify the board of any conviction or adjudication of guilt of an offense described in subsection three of this section within fourteen days of the conviction or adjudication. For individuals who are licensed or registered by the board on the effective date of this section, or who are officers or owners of at least a ten-percent interest in a licensed agency on the effective date of this section, this section applies only to convictions or adjudication of guilt which occur after the effective date of this section.

93-02-01.1-02 Licensing of individual providing private investigative services.

  1. An individual providing private investigative services must obtain a license from the board to provide those services unless the individual is registered as an employee of an agency which is licensed under this chapter and is providing those services within the scope of his or her employment with the agency. This section does not apply to individuals who are exempt from the board’s jurisdiction under North Dakota Century Code section 43-30-02.

  2. An individual is qualified to be licensed to provide private investigative services if the individual has passed an examination conducted by or under the supervision of the board within the twelve months preceding the date of the individual’s application for the license and has provided two thousand hours of private investigative services as a registered employee of a detective agency. The experience requirement in this subsection does not apply to an individual who holds a license on the effective date of this section unless the individual’s license lapses and is not renewed within one year pursuant to section 93-02-03-03.

SOUTH CAROLINA UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

State Security Licensing Authorities: South Carolina

 
SOUTH CAROLINA SECURITY GUARD LICENSE

Security Guard Registrations are issued by SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) and are valid for one year from date of issue. Persons holding commissions or appointments that confer law enforcement authority and administrative employees of public law enforcement agencies may not hold private security registrations. Officers of the South Carolina Department of Corrections who hold limited-authority law enforcement commissions, as defined by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, are exempt from this restriction for purposes of employment as private security officers.

Required fees must be received with the application form and must be in the form of a valid business check, cashier check or money order.   The following fees are applicable and are non-refundable:

Private Security Officer Registration

  • Armed: $110.00 annually

  • Unarmed: $65.00 annually

  • Replacement-lost or destroyed card: $20.00

 

Each candidate for registration as a private security officer must qualify by successfully completing a basic training course approved by SLED. The standard basic training course consists of four or more hours of training by a certified private security company training officer and must consist of the latest material provided to the trainer by the South Carolina Technical College Private Security Training School.  Such basic training must be completed; a written examination administered and scored, accurate results of the testing documented in the employer’s files, and application for registration received by SLED before the security officer begins duties at a client site.  A candidate who successfully completes such basic training will, upon issuance of a registration card by SLED, be designated as a Registered Private Security Officer. The security officer must complete an additional minimum two hours of orientation and training by a certified company-training officer.

Armed Security Guard

In addition to the training required, a private security officer who will be authorized to carry a firearm must, before being issued, authorized or permitted to carry a firearm on duty, successfully complete a course approved by SLED, consisting of a minimum of four hours of training by a private security company certified training officer or law enforcement firearms instructor currently certified by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, in the safe and proper use of the specific type(s) of firearm(s) to be issued or carried.  Such training must:

  • Adhere to the lesson plan(s) and course(s) of fire provided by the South Carolina Technical College Private Security Training School, and

  • Include a demonstration of the safe and competent use of the firearm on a range supervised and documented by a private security company certified training officer or law enforcement firearms instructor currently certified by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

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