New Federal Labor Law Poster for E.O. 13496?

Q:   Has the new labor law poster required for federal contractors under E.O. 13496 been issued yet?

A: Yes.   The new poster required for federal contractors and subcontractors by Executive Order 13496 was issued on May 20, 2010, by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The poster, called “Notice of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws”,   must be posted by June 19.   It informs employees of federal contractors and subcontractors of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to organize and bargain collectively with their employers and to engage in other protected activity.

E.O. 13496, which was signed by President Obama in January 2009, also revoked a previous federal labor law poster required for federal contractors called the “Beck Poster” regarding employee rights concerning payment of union dues.

Since the new “Notice of Employee Rights” poster only affects federal contractors and is not a general requirement, it will not be included on our all-in-one federal labor law poster.   However, we plan to publish it as a separate poster.  For further information about state and federal labor law posters go to or call Poster Compliance Center at 1-800-322-3636.