President Obama continually has strived to fulfill his many
promises to labor organizations. Only days after his inauguration,
Obama issued three employee-friendly Executive Orders, including
Executive Order 13496, also known as the "Notification of Employee
Rights Under Federal Labor Laws." The order requires all nonexempt
federal government contractors and subcontractors to post a lengthy
new notice advising employees of their rights under the National
Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and to include the obligation to post
this notice in the terms of their federal contracts, subcontracts
and purchase orders.
In accordance with Obama's pro-labor agenda, the U.S. Department
of Labor (DOL) issued its final regulations implementing the order.
The regulations went into effect June 21 and apply to any covered
government contract, subcontract or purchase order solicited or
renewed after that date. Most important, the regulations make clear
the Obama administration intends to encourage employee
Although DOL's final regulations are lengthy and can be daunting
to review, there are key provisions to keep in mind when doing
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