DoD, GSA, and NASA Adopt Final Rule on Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws
The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have issued a final rule (pdf) adopting regulations that implement Executive Order (EO) 13496: Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws. (pdf) Among other requirements, this E.O. mandates that all government contracting departments and agencies include a provision in most government contracts stipulating that the contractor post a notice "in all places where notices to employees are customarily posted both physically and electronically," informing them of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Covered contractors are also required to include a similar provision in subcontracts that are necessary to the performance of the government contract and in an amount in excess of $10,000. This notification rule should not be confused with the National Labor Relations Board’s final rule – Notification of Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act – that requires private sector employers subject to the NLRA to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the NLRA. Continue reading this entry at Littler's Washington DC Employment Law Update.