Special Report: DOL Final Regulations on Contractors' Obligation to Notify Employees of Organizing Rights (EO 13496)

  • July 22, 2010

The Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards issued its final rule on Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Law on May 20, 2010. The Final Rule, which went into effect on June 21, 2010, implements the provisions of Executive Order 13496, one of four pro-labor executive orders signed by President Barack Obama in early 2009. Executive Order 13496 requires covered federal contractors and subcontractors to post a notice informing employees of their right to unionize and to engage in certain protected activities under the National Labor Relations Act. This Special Report provides a brief overview of the history of Executive Order 13496, as well as detailed information regarding federal contractors’ compliance obligations going forward.

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