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The Department of Labor released a final rule in the May 20 Federal Register requiring federal contractors to post a notice relating to unionization in their workplaces. The Rule implements Executive Order 13496, which President Obama signed on Jan. 30, 2009. The Rule will take effect 30 days after publication, i.e., beginning on June 21, 2010.
Under the Rule, federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to display a poster within their worksites that outline an employee’s rights under the National Labor Relations Act to unionize and collectively bargain with their employer. Among other things, the poster illustrates examples of unlawful conduct by employers and unions that constitute an interference with these rights. Additionally, the poster provides information on how to contact the National Labor Relations Board with questions or complaints.
The poster itself can be downloaded from the Department of Labor’s website and printed out for display. However, if an employer commonly posts notices both electronically and physically, it must post this notice electronically as well. Covered employers must be cognizant of this Rule as non-compliance could result in suspension or cancelation of their federal contracts.
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