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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.
Popular tags: Persuader Rule, Employer Rights, Department of Labor
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.
Popular tags: Department of Labor, Persuader Rule, Employer Rights, US Business
April 21, 2013 - This spring, the U.S. Department of Labor is expected to issue a new interpretation of the "advice" exemption to the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. The Labor Department’s new interpretation would require businesses to disclose the names of any attorneys or consultants from whom they seek advice regarding union-organizing activities.
Popular tags: Manhattan Institute Study, Labor-Law, Department of Labor