US Department of Labor?s Persuader Rules Enjoined

On June 27, 2016, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction enjoining the implementation and enforcement of the U.S. Department of Labor?s Persuader Rule, 81 Fed. Reg. 15,924 et seq. (March 24, 2016).  The Court?s injunction, issued in National Federation of Independent Business v. Perez (N.D. Texas), is effective nationwide.  The now-enjoined rule would have required, effective July 1, extensive reporting on union-related services by employers? outside counsel and consultants, as summarized in FortneyScott?s prior alert.   The injunction will remain in place until the case is decided on its merits or until a further order is issued by the Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, or the Supreme Court.