On May 20, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule regarding how non-exempt federal contractors and subcontractors will notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The new posting requirement is in response to President Obama’s Executive Order 13496, Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws, issued in January 2009.
Obama’s Executive Order revokes former President Bush’s Executive Order 13201, Notification of Employee Rights Concerning Payment of Union Dues or Fees, that required federal contractors and subcontractors to post notices (commonly known as “Beck” notices) informing employees of their rights to refrain from joining a union.
While some of the language the DOL proposed in August 2009 has changed, the new, broader notice remains focused on pro-union rights for employees. The posting also provides contact information for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the agency responsible for enforcing the NLRA.
Time to get into compliance!
Federal contractors with prime contracts over $100,000 and subcontracts over $10,000 must properly display the NLRA poster by the June 21, 2010, deadline. This means displaying the poster conspicuously in plants and offices where employees covered by the NLRA perform contract-related activity. Ensure mandatory posting compliance with G.Neil’s NLRA Poster.