The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (“OLMS”) recently made technical changes to the poster that federal contractors and subcontractors are required to display under Executive Order 13496. The poster informs employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). The Department updated the poster to reflect a new telephone number for the National Labor Relations Board, the agency responsible for enforcing the NLRA, and to provide contact information for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. No other changes or updates were made at this time.
Executive Order 13496 applies only to contracts directly with the federal government and related subcontracts. It does not apply to federally assisted contracts made with non-federal government entities (such as typical highway construction contracts with state departments of transportation) or to private contracts. For more information about the implementing regulations issued by the OLMS in 2010, click here.
Covered contractors should begin using the updated poster immediately. The poster can be downloaded from the Department’s website here. To obtain hard copies of the poster or to ask questions about the mandate, email OLMS at email@example.com or call (202) 693-0123.