by Sean P. McDevitt and Kali T. Wellington, Esqs.
Final rules are now in place for enforcing Executive Order 13496, the White House decree requiring all federal contractors and subcontractors to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRA is the primary federal law governing the relationship between private-sector employers and unions.
E.O. 13496, signed by President Obama on Jan. 30, 2009, applies to federal contracts that were entered into on or after June 21, 2010.
Employer posting requirements
The executive order places several notice requirements on employers that do business with the federal government.
The required notice lists the employees’ rights under the NLRA to form, join and support a union, and to bargain collectively with their employer. It provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct that interferes with those rights. It also tells how employees can co...(register to read more)