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Department of Labor Proposes Rescinding Obama Administration Changes to Persuader Rule

June 19, 2017

Department of Labor Proposes Rescinding Obama Administration Changes to Persuader Rule

The Department of Labor has proposed rescinding the Obama Administration's changes to the so-called "persuader rule." The proposal is supported by the employer community and opposed by organized labor, and represents another step that the Trump Administration is taking to peel back some of the Obama Administration's labor initiatives.

Judge Blocks New Persuader Rule Implementation, Likely Permanently

November 21, 2016

Judge Blocks New Persuader Rule Implementation, Likely Permanently

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Nov. 16 enjoined the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing and enforcing its recent changes to the Persuader Rule.

How NLRB's McDonald's Ruling Could Affect Franchise Relationships

August 15, 2014

How NLRB's McDonald's Ruling Could Affect Franchise Relationships

The National Labor Relations Board’s recent ruling that McDonald’s can be held liable for labor violations by its franchise operators could have significant ramifications for businesses on both ends of a franchise relationship if upheld by the courts.

NLRB Ruling Makes Franchisors Liable for Franchisee Labor Practices

July 31, 2014

NLRB Ruling Makes Franchisors Liable for Franchisee Labor Practices

The general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board ruled July 29 that McDonald’s is the joint employer of its franchisees’ employees, making the company liable for labor and wage violations by its franchise operators and easing the way for unionizing nationwide.

Labor Department Delays Issuing Persuader Rule

March 7, 2014

Labor Department Delays Issuing Persuader Rule

The Department of Labor on March 7 said it would not meet its March deadline for issuing the final Persuader rule, which would limit ways in which employers can communicate with their employees as they decide whether to unionize.