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DOL Suspends Filing of Certain Parts of Required Form LM-21 Reports

On April 13, 2016, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Form LM-21 Special Enforcement Policy announcement. Effective immediately, the policy is suspending the enforcement of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) requirement for the filing of two parts of the annual Form LM-21 Receipts and Disbursements Report for the foreseeable future.

Revised “Persuader” Reporting Requirements Are Back

Don't look now, but the U.S. Department of Labor’s latest Fall 2015 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda advances the controversial proposed revisions to the "persuader activity" reporting requirements under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). Final regulatory action is now scheduled for March of 2016. The final regulations were sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on December 7 for review—among last stops before issuance of the final regulations.

High Court Dismisses UNITE HERE, Leaves Neutrality Agreements Issues Undecided

This morning, in a per curiam opinion, the Supreme Court of the United States dismissed the writ of certiorari in UNITE HERE Local 355 v. Mulhall as improvidently granted. As a result, the high court will not consider the issue of whether an employer’s actions assisting a union in organizing employees constitutes a violation of section 302 of the Labor-Management Relations Act, often known as the Taft-Hartley Act.

Department of Labor Resets Persuader Rules Deadline for March 2014

In June 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed new regulations that would significantly narrow the DOL’s interpretation of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) that has been in force since 1962. Dubbed the “persuader rules,” the regulations address Section 203 of the LMRDA, which, among other things, requires employers to file reports with the DOL when they hire consultants or contractors (including attorneys) to persuade employees on the issue of unions. As we reported back in July, the Obama administration slipped a November release date for the final rule onto its Unified Agenda of upcoming regulatory and deregulatory actions.

Department of Labor Sets November 2013 Deadline for Persuader Rules

In June 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed new regulations that would significantly narrow the DOL’s interpretation of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) that has been in force since 1962. Dubbed the “persuader rules,” the regulations address Section 203 of the LMRDA, which, among other things, requires employers to file reports with the DOL when they hire consultants or contractors (including attorneys) to persuade employees on the issue of unions. With little fanfare just before the July 4th holiday weekend, the Obama administration released its Unified Agenda of upcoming regulatory and deregulatory actions. Buried among thousands of proposed regulations is a new November 2013 target date for the release of the persuader rules.

Department of Labor Quietly Announces Impending Release of New “Persuader Rules”.

In June 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed new regulations that would significantly narrow the DOL’s interpretation of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) that has been in force since 1962. Dubbed the “persuader rules,” the regulations address Section 203 of the LMRDA, which, among other things, requires employers to file reports with the DOL when they hire consultants or contractors (including attorneys) to persuade employees on the issue of unions. The latest report from the DOL to the federal Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs states that the DOL plans to take final action in April 2013 on the new rules.

DOL Issues Revised Reporting Form.

On July 2, the U.S. Department of Labor published its final rule revising Form LM-30, which is designed to enhance financial reporting by union officials and employees. The new rule will go into effect on August 16, 2007.