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Labor Department Wants to Withdraw 2016 Persuader Rule

6.9.17

In the article “Labor Department Wants to Withdraw 2016 Persuader Rule,” featured in SHRM, Regional Managing Partner Steven Bernstein provided commentary about the withdrawal of the persuader rule.

Some unions think employers have an unfair advantage under the old persuader rule because they could get advice from entities the unions aren't privy to, noted Steve Bernstein. They instead favored complete transparency and hoped that the new persuader rule would discourage businesses from hiring attorneys or consultants for fear of disclosure that they were getting advice from expensive "union busters."

He noted that "nothing precludes future administrations from revisiting this issue again" and said that the proposed withdrawal of the persuader rule has the potential to become a "politicized issue."

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