Q: What is E.O. 13496 and does it require federal contractors to post a new labor law poster?
A: Executive Order 13496, which was signed by President Obama on Jan. 30, 2009, requires a new poster for federal contractors but the poster has not been issued yet.
E.O. 13496 revoked a previous federal labor law poster required for federal contractors called the “Beck Poster: Notice of Employee Rights Concerning Payment of Union Dues”.
The new poster will replace the Beck Poster.
The title of this poster will most likely be “Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Law”. It will inform employees of federal contractors of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) regarding union activity and collective bargaining.
Since this poster is not a general requirement, it will not be included on our all-in-one federal labor law poster. However, we anticipate offering it in an individual, laminated version once it becomes available. For further information about state and federal labor law posters go to www.postercompliance.com or call Poster Compliance Center at 1-800-322-3636.