Trump DOL Asks For More Time In Persuader Rule Cases

By Vin Gurrieri (May 2, 2017, 7:22 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration has asked a pair of federal courts to allow it two extra months to inform them of its position on the U.S. Department of Labor's so-called persuader rule, saying the agency is awaiting key political leadership to be in place following the recent confirmation of labor secretary Alex Acosta before any decisions can be made.

The DOL filed status reports in cases playing out in federal courts in Arkansas and Minnesota in which the government is fending off challenges to the since-enjoined Obama-era persuader rule, which was finalized in March 2016 and would have required employers to report...

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