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Signs Point To Change In Government’s Position On New (But Currently Enjoined) Persuader Rule

The fight over the Department of Labor’s attempt to “clarify” the 50 plus year interpretation of the persuader rules may be coming to an end.  After its implementation, the persuader rule was immediately challenged in litigation in Minnesota and Texas.  Late last year, the U.S. District Court in Texas issued a national injunction halting the enforcement … Continue Reading

Permanent Pause to Persuader Rule: Texas Court Issues Permanent Nationwide Injunction

On November 16, 2016, in National Federation of Independent Business v. Perez, No. 5:16-cv-00066, a federal judge in Texas issued a permanent injunction  preventing the Department of Labor (the “DOL”) from enforcing its new interpretation of the Labor-Management Disclosure Act’s “Persuader Rule.”  The new DOL interpretation would have required far more expansive public disclosure by law … Continue Reading

Update: Revised Persuader Reporting Regulations One Step Closer To Reality

On Friday, December 21, 2012 the Administration published its regulatory agenda for the coming year.  The Administration usually publishes a Spring version but did not do so in 2012.  Among the several regulations in process, the regulatory agenda notes that the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed narrowing of the 50 year interpretation of the “advice” exemption contained in … Continue Reading

Government Tightens Squeeze On Contractors, Publishes Final Persuader Rule For DoD, NASA and GSA Contracts

Contracting with the Department of Defense (“DoD”), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) and General Services Administration (“GSA”) will become more burdensome after December 2, 2011, according to final regulations published today.  The regulations, which were proposed on April 14, 2010, and were adopted without any changes (no surprise there), deem certain labor relations costs unreimbursable … Continue Reading

Comments Filed With Department Of Labor Over Proposed Persuader Rules

Another milestone in the government’s quest to upend labor relations in the United States passed last week.  The deadline for filing comments with the Department of Labor (“DoL”) about its proposal to narrow the “advice” exemption under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (“LMRDA”) expired September 21, 2011.  Several interested parties filed comments both for, but mostly against, … Continue Reading
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