DOL Persuader Rule Blocked

A Texas federal judge permanently blocked the U.S. Department of Labor from enforcing a new rule expanding employers’ disclosure requirements related to union-organizing campaigns, concluding that the rule is unlawful.   The DOL’s persuader rule would have required employers to notify the agency when they hire consultants to fight unionization. U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings granted summary judgment to Texas and nine other states as well as to various business groups that sought to invalidate the rule.