Q. I heard something about a new EEO poster that employers are required to have in their workplaces. Can you explain this new requirement?
A. It sounds like you are talking about Executive Order 13496, which took effect June 21, 2010. It mandates that federal contractors with $100,000 or more in federal contracts, and federal subcontractors with $10,000, post a notice that lists employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act to form, join and support a union, and to bargain collectively with their employers.
The required poster provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct that interferes with those rights and indicates how employees can contact the National Labor Relations Board with questions or to file complaints.
A copy of the required posting is available free from the Department of Labor web site at www.dol.gov/olms/regs/compliance/EO13496.htm.