New Executive Orders on Labor Relations Will Impact All Federal Contractors
by:Labor and Employment Practice
With a quick stroke of the presidential pen on Friday, January 30, 2009, President Obama signed three executive orders that will greatly impact federal government contractors. The orders mark a dramatic shift from Bush administration policy. Specifically, President Obama's three orders require the following: (1) all federal contractors must post notices informing employees of their rights to form and join unions; (2) all federal contractors may not seek reimbursement for funds spent on influencing employees regarding unionization; and (3) all federal contractors succeeding to a service contract must provide job opportunities to employees of the previous service contractor.
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