Federal contractors: Post ‘Beck’ notice in workplace

The Labor Department issued final rules last month requiring federal contractors to post notices that inform employees of certain union rights under the Supreme Court's Communi-cation Workers v. Beck case. Essen-tially, that case allows employees to opt out of paying the portion of their union dues related to political contributions (or any other activity not related to collective bargaining).

You're exempt from the posting mandate if you employ fewer than 15 workers.

You can download a sample Beck poster at www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/olms/BeckInfo.htm.