Breaking: DOL Persuader Rules Moving Ahead

  • December 8, 2015

Persuader Rules Moving AheadDOL

According to the featured story on Politico Morning Shift today, the Labor Department sent its long-delayed “persuader rule” to the Office of Management and Budget, according to several people familiar with the matter, including a senior administration official meaning that the proposed regulation has moved one step closer to implementation.

A key provision in the final rule would narrow the range of activities exempt from public disclosure under the Labor Department’s “advice exception.” …

But the Labor Department concluded in 2011 that its “advice exception” might be overbroad, noting that “the consultant may have devised and orchestrated certain, or even all, aspects of activities with a direct or indirect object to persuade employees about their rights to organize and bargain collectively.” OMB review is a key prerequisite for finalizing the rule. In its unified agenda released last month, the Labor Department said it hoped to finalize the regulation by March.

Check out the story on Politico here.

The rules were originally proposed in 2011 and have been dragging their way through the government bureaucracy since then. We’ll keep you advised of any new developments.