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Shipman & Goodwin LLP

The Persuader Rule Is Dead

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The Department of Labor this week rescinded a proposed rule that would have forced employers to disclose outside consultants they hire to counter workers’ union organizing efforts. These consultants often work with lawyers...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

DOL Rescinds Its Persuader Rule

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On July 17, 2018, the DOL rescinded its 2016 “persuader rule” — a controversial reinterpretation of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) that would have required employers and their consultants...more

Benesch

Department of Labor Formally Kills Obama-Era Persuader Rule and Joint-Employer News

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Obama-Era Persuader Rule is Finally Dead - On July 17, 2018, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) formally announced what has appeared inevitable since President Trump’s election – the Obama-era “Persuader Rule” is officially...more

FordHarrison

DOL Formally Rescinds Revised Persuader Rule

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The Department of Labor (DOL) has rescinded the revised version of its “persuader rule,” which had gone into effect in April 2016. The now-rescinded rule had substantially narrowed the advice exemption to the Labor Management...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

DOL's Persuader Rule Just Got A Little Bit Deader

Not six feet under yet, but maybe 5'11"? The U.S. Department of Labor formally issued a final rule rescinding the "Persuader Rule," which was issued under the Obama Administration. The Persuader Rule never took effect....more

Littler

Agencies Release Regulatory Roadmap for 2018 and Beyond

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The latest Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions ("spring agenda") continues this administration's trend of adding fewer new rules and reexamining older ones. ...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

What's On The Feds' Regulatory Agenda

It's all pretty good news for employers. On Wednesday, the federal government issued its 2018 unified regulatory agenda, and the following items will be especially noteworthy to most employers:-...more

McGuireWoods LLP

Sen. Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Pocan (D-WI) Introduce Bill To Facilitate Union Organizing — Includes Card Check And A Lot More

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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), joined by a number of union leaders and Democratic lawmakers, yesterday announced introduction of the “Workplace Democracy Act” in the Senate. The bill recycles a number of the failed...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Beltway Buzz - March, 2018 #5

It’s spring recess in D.C., and the Senate and House will be off for two weeks. While the recess means lighter traffic, it doesn’t mean that the labor and employment policy machine grinds to a halt....more

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

The National Labor Relations Board 2017 Year In Review – An Overview of Major Developments in Labor Law

For employers, 2017 brought some long awaited relief and hope that return to normalcy in labor law is on the way. Admittedly, the wait for employers turned out to be a little longer than expected. The National Labor Relations...more

Cohen & Grigsby, P.C

The Changing Landscape of Labor and Employment Law under the Trump Administration

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Abolishing the Federal Contractor “Blacklisting” Rule - In March 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order revoking, and signed a resolution disapproving, President Obama’s Fair Play and Safe Workplaces Executive...more

Baker Donelson

Department of Labor Rule Rescissions Are on the Rise

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The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently issued a number of proposed rulemakings, which serve the sole purpose of rescinding prior rules or regulations. After the delayed appointment of a Secretary of Labor, it appears the...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Legal Update: Trump’s One-offs to Labor Regulations Change the Big Picture

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When Trump was a brand-new President (or force of nature, depending on how you look at it), we observed that the dawn of his administration would not necessarily augur wholesale changes to the overall landscape of legal...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Beltway Buzz - September, 2017

2016 Overtime Rules Invalidated. U.S. District Court invalidates 2016 changes to overtime rules. Steven F. Pockrass has the details here....more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Beltway Buzz - August 18, 2017

EEO-1 News . . . Maybe. Rumors are rampant that the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) may soon take action on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) changes to its EEO-1 form, which will...more

Cozen O'Connor

The State AG Report Weekly Update

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2018 AG Elections- Democrat Amy Padden Announces Bid for Colorado Attorney General- Democrat Amy Padden, former Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney and Law Enforcement Coordinator for the District of Colorado, announced...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Defending Employers’ Access to Legal Advice: Comments Filed Supporting DOL’s Rescission of Controversial Persuader Rule

August 11, 2017, was the deadline for interested parties to submit comments regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal to formally rescind its controversial persuader rule, which was issued in 2016 under the...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

The Employment Law Authority - July/August 2017

THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR . . . OSHA’S YEARLY SUMMER HEAT CAMPAIGN - On June 26, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the return of its heat illness prevention campaign: Water. Rest. Shade....more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

The Department of Labor Pulls the Plug on the “Persuader Rule” - Comment Period Open

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The Department of Labor has begun the process of withdrawing a 2016 regulation that increased the reporting requirements for employers, labor relations consultants and others under the Labor-Management Reporting and...more

Littler

Federal Agencies Scale Back Their Workplace Regulatory Ambitions

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During the prior administration, congressional gridlock prevented many significant labor and employment bills from advancing. Federal agencies picked up the slack, issuing several rules to help carry out much of President...more

Littler

WPI Insider Briefing: Workplace Policy under the Trump Administration Begins to Take Shape as "Repeal and Replace" of the ACA...

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Five months into President Trump's term, his administration's workplace policy is beginning to take shape. From notable developments at the Department of Labor (DOL), to long-awaited nominations to the National Labor...more

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

Flurry of Activity by Trump Department of Labor, Including Action on the Enjoined FLSA Overtime Exemption Regulations

On April 27, 2017, the Senate confirmed R. Alexander Acosta as the Secretary of Labor.  More than four months after President Trump took office, the U.S. Department of Labor finally had a new leader....more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Here We Go Again! DOL Proposes to Rescind the Permanently Enjoined “Persuader” Rule (and Perhaps Revise It)

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) moved one step closer to undoing President Obama's permanently enjoined “persuader activity” regulation when, on June 12, the agency issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for reverse...more

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

How Will Federal Legal and Regulatory Changes Impact Connecticut Employers?

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For the last six years, you haven’t seen much on this blog about changes to federal employment laws because, well, there just weren’t any. What we DID see, however, were changes to regulations and enforcement orders....more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Department of Labor Moves To Rescind “Persuader Rule” with Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Office of Labor-Management Standards published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding its intention to rescind the so-called “persuader rule,” moving the DOL one...more

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