New DOL “Persuader Rule” in Effect


OMA Connections Partner, Bricker & Eckler, reports: “The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) recently issued “persuader rule,” which took effect April 25, 2016, requires employers and their consultants to report to the DOL any activities that they undertake to persuade employees about organizing and bargaining collectively. This rule will apply to arrangements and agreements, as well as payments made to attorneys and consultants, on or after July 1, 2016.” Read more from Bricker about the direct or indirect activities that employers and their consultants, including attorneys, must report, and additional cautions for employers.