The Department of Labor (DOL) on March 23 issued its final "Persuader Rule," requiring employers and their hired labor-relations consultants to disclose far more of their communications to employees. The employer community has expressed concern that the rule will limit employers' access to expert advice as to how to communicate with employees regarding the pros and cons of unionization. More
There were several important developments the week of March 14 on two labor issues that are critical to NATSO members: Efforts to expand the universe of employees entitled to overtime pay; and the joint employer issue, which could expose companies to legal liability for how their subcontractors, staffing agencies, and franchisees treat their employees. More
More than 100 members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to reconsider the Department of Labor’s proposed regulation to expand overtime eligibility arguing that the one-size fits all rule would adversely affect employers and hurt the nation’s workers instead of helping them.
NATSO currently is seeking member help in collecting information about employee wages and duties so that the association can submit public comments on the Department of Labor's proposed rule governing which employees are eligible for overtime pay. More
The Department of Labor (DOL) has set a December timeframe for issuing the Persuader Rule, which would limit ways in which employers can communicate with their employees as they decide whether to unionize. More
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.