July 30, 2018

Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (073018)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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  1. Trump Administration Ends Flawed and Costly Labor Rule

    The Department of Labor has rescinded the harmful and unnecessary persuader rule put in place by the Obama administration in 2016.

    The persuader rule would have forced employers to report to the Labor Department all contact with attorneys regarding labor-related matters. Those attorneys would have been required to report all other labor-related clients and the amounts that those clients paid them. Both are a violation of attorney-client privilege.

    Employers never had to comply with the rule because a preliminary injunction was issued in June 2016, before it was due to go into effect. In November 2016, U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings permanently blocked the rule and the Trump administration did not appeal his decision. Now the rule is rescinded.


    Comment by Par for the Course — July 30, 2018 @ 9:26 am

  2. Gee, I wonder why unions weren’t required to report every contact they had with they attorneys?

    This was clearly top-down regulatory intimidation.

    Good catch.

    Comment by Tom — July 30, 2018 @ 10:13 am

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