U.S. Department of Labor
A new Employee Rights Poster regulation, implementing Executive Order 13496, is now in effect to better inform employees about their labor law rights. The rule requires covered federal contractors to provide notice to their employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), including their rights to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers, and to engage in other protected concerted activity with or without a union, or to refrain from all such activity. Contractors also must make the posting obligation applicable to their subcontractors through use of a mandatory contract clause.
The poster also provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct that interferes with those rights and indicates how employees can contact the National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency that enforces those rights, with questions or complaints.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs shares enforcement responsibilities for this new regulation with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS). OFCCP is responsible for investigating complaints, compliance evaluations and conciliation, and will refer violations to OLMS for enforcement. The sanctions, penalties and remedies for noncompliance with the notice requirements include the suspension or cancellation of the contract and the debarring of federal contractors from future federal contracts.
Find out more about this poster (or download it in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Hmong, Laotian or Vietnamese) at www.dol.gov/olms/regs/compliance/EO13496.htm. If you have questions about the poster, such as where and when it should be posted, please contact your nearest OLMS office. A listing of these offices and their contact information can be found at: www.dol.gov/olms/contacts/lmskeyp.htm.