Which Labor Law Postings Apply To Federal Contractors?

Date Posted: 03/31//2022


Companies that do business with the federal government are government contractors, and often need to post additional labor law posters.

In addition to the federal, state, and local posters that most employers need to display, federal contractors also need to display posters that are called for in their contract.

Which posters apply to federal contractors?

Commonly required federal contractor posters include:

  • Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law Poster Supplement
  • Employee Rights Under the Davis-Bacon Act
Federal Contractor Posting
  • Employee Rights on Government Contracts (Service Contract Act/Public Contracts Act)
  • Worker Rights Under Executive Order 13658: Federal Minimum Wage for Contractors
  • Worker Rights Under Executive Order 14026: Federal Minimum Wage for Contractors
  • Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision
  • Paid Sick Leave

Contractors who work with the Department of Defense, or who have a federal highway contract, may need to display additional posters. Department of Defense contractors may need the Department of Defense Hotline poster, for example, and federal highway contractors may need to post the Federal-Aid Project notice.

Because federal contractors must participate in E-Verify, they must also post the E-Verify and Right to Work posters in English and Spanish.

Which federal contractor posters will I need?

The specific posters a federal contractor needs to display will depend on:

  • When a contract was signed,
  • The amount of the contract, and
  • What the contract is for (goods and services, highway construction, or building construction, for example)

Clauses in the contract will explain which posters are needed.

New posting requirement for contractors: Executive Order 14026

The latest federal contractor posting requirement relates to the minimum wage that must be paid by contractors under Executive Order 14026.

As of January 30, 2022, businesses with a contract covered by Executive Order 14026 need to display a poster showing the $15 per hour minimum wage that applies to employees working under the contract. The Worker Rights Under Executive Order 14026 poster shows the rate in effect between January 30, 2022, and December 31, 2022, for covered contractors.

Executive Order 14026 applies to service and construction contracts with the federal government. This includes:

  • Procurement contracts covered by the Davis Bacon Act
  • Service contracts covered by the Service Contract Act
  • Concessions contracts

The Executive Order also extends to contracts that are connected with federal property or lands and related to offering services for federal employees, their dependents, or the general public. Due to a court decision, the requirements are currently not being enforced for contracts in connection with seasonal recreational services or seasonal recreational equipment rental for the general public on federal lands. An appeal is pending, and the requirements for other types of contracts covered by the executive order remain in effect.