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By July 1, 2010No Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that requires federal contractors and subcontractors to post a notice advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. This notice advises employees of their rights under the NLRA to form, join and assist a union, and to bargain collectively with their employer. It also lists examples of illegal conduct by employers and unions, and provides contact information to the National Labor Relations Board. Federal contractors and subcontractors must post the prescribed notice conspicuously in plants and offices where employees covered by the NLRA perform contract-related activity, including all places where notices to employees are customarily posted, both physically and electronically. Employers that fail to comply with these notice requirements may be subject to sanctions, including suspension or cancellation of the contract and debarring them from future federal contracts. For more information and to obtain copies of the prescribed notice, visit the DOL Web site.