Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act

Effective June 21, 2010 federal contractors and subcontractors must notify employees about their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRA is the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. They guarantee the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively with employers and to engage in other protected activity, with or without a union, or to refrain from all activity.

Federal contractors and subcontractors are required to post the “Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act” poster conspicuously in and around their plants and offices so that it is prominent and readily seen by employees. Additionally, where a significant portion of a contractor’s or subcontractor’s workforce is not proficient in English, the contractor/subcontractor must post the notice in languages spoken by the employees. Provisions of the notice must also be included in contracts and subcontracts, as prescribed by law.

Employees may file complaints with the Department about contractors and subcontractors who do not comply with the Department of Labor’s posting requirements by contacting the OLMS at 1-202-693-0123 or the OFCCP at 1-866-4-USA-DOL.

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  1. The American Bankers Associations advises that banks also need to post the NLRA due to the FDIC contract.

    DOL Rule Requires Banks to Post Notice on Employees’ Rights to Organize The Labor Department finalized a regulation on May 20 requiring federal contractors — including banks — to post a notice advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act to join and form labor unions.


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