BREAKING NEWS: Persuader Rules Permanently Blocked by Texas Judge

As mentioned in a previous posting, a preliminary injunction was issued for the implementation of the Persuader rules by a Texas federal judge in June.  On Wednesday, November 16, this same judge issued an order permanently blocking the U.S. Department of Labor from enforcing the new Persuader rules. 

The Persuader rules would have required employers, and their attorneys
and consultants, to file with DOL, for public disclosure, all agreements and
all payments to attorneys and consultants for providing advice and assistance
for the purpose of maintaining nonunion status. The new Rule would have  reversed 57 years of law that law firm and consultant
assistance to employers on how lawfully to maintain nonunion status was exempt
from such reporting under the “legal advice” exception of the Labor Management
Reporting & Disclosure Act of 1959.