GOP Reps. Urge DOL To Withdraw Persuader Activity Rule

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT) -- Leaders of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Thursday urged the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw its proposed regulations shrinking the advice exemption to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, saying the rules could negatively impact the confidential attorney-client relationship.

The LMRDA requires employers and legal consultants to report any arrangement to directly or indirectly persuade employees regarding the right to organize or bargain collectively, but it carves out an exception for advice, saying that no employer or consultant has to file a...
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