DOL Formally Rolls Back 'Persuader' Rule

Law360 (July 17, 2018, 11:46 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday formally pulled back the so-called persuader rule, an Obama-era regulation that would have made businesses and the consultants they hire for advice on fighting union drives disclose these efforts.

Attorneys and business groups had argued the persuader rule, which the Department of Labor rescinded on Tuesday, violated the Constitution. (Law360) The rescission notice, filed to the Federal Register shortly before 9 a.m., puts another nail in the coffin for a rule attorneys and businesses argued violated the Constitution. A Texas federal judge permanently blocked the rule in November 2016, granting summary judgment to coalitions of states and...

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