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Federal Contractors, Subcontractors: Make Room for a New Poster!

July 23, 2010 from American Institute of Steel Construction

Federal contractors and subcontractors: make room for a new poster on your staff bulletin boards. A new executive order requires you to noticeably post employee rights, according to an article written by Matt Gillies and Ryan Loghry of Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

On January 30, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13496 (“Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws”). This Executive Order became effective on June 21, 2010. It generally requires covered Federal Government contractors and subcontractors to provide notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (the “NLRA”) and applies to Federal Government contractors and subcontractors at any tier. It does not, however, apply to, among other things, certain collective bargaining agreements, Federal Government contracts involving purchases under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold amount (currently $100,000), or to subcontracts below $10,000.

To comply with this Executive Order, covered contractors and subcontractors must post a notice in conspicuous places in and about the employer’s plants and offices where employees covered by the NLRA perform the contract. This includes all places where notices to employees are customarily posted both physically and electronically. The required notice lists specific examples of rights that employees have under the NLRA. It also provides examples of employer and union activities that are illegal under the NLRA.

Click here to read more and to download a copy of the required notice.

 

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For more information contact:

Tasha O'Berski
Communications Department
(312) 670-5439
[email protected]

 

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