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Persuader Rule

Persuader Rule Update

March 2014 - In November 2013, the Department of Labor announced its final rule regarding the Persuader Rule would be issued March 2014; however, the department has recently postponed their decision. Read the rest of entry »

DOL Persuader Rule Would Threaten U.S. Business

The Department of Labor ("DOL") intends to implement a new rule that would reverse the DOL’s longstanding interpretation of the advice exemption to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act ("LMRDA") and expand the scope of employer activities that would trigger reporting requirements under the LMRDA. The so-call "persuader" rule is a linchpin of organized labor’s efforts to increase union membership. This proposed change, which the DOL seeks to implement by November 2013, is expected to have a significant impact on employers and others, including employer associations and attorneys who provide advice to employers in labor and employment matters. As union membership and interest in organizing has waned, this is yet another attempt by organized labor to remain relevant. Read the rest of entry »

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