Federal court slaps permanent injunction on Labor Dept. ‘persuader’ regulation

Nov. 16, 2016, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government Foundation President  Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement praising the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas for placing a permanent injunction against the Labor Department’s “persuader” regulation:

“Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas held unlawful the U.S. Department of Labor’s ‘Persuader’ regulation. The court issued a permanent, nationwide injunction preventing the regulation’s enforcement.

“This regulation would have resulted in the public disclosure of many types of advice and services provided by attorneys and other consultants to employers in the context of dealing with employee relations. A side effect of the regulation would have been an increased difficulty for employers to obtain advice on these matters. It would also have made employer communications with their employees more difficult.

“Since labor law is complex, many employers need advice in order to successfully navigate the labyrinth of laws, regulations, and policies that a variety of federal agencies apply to them. Limiting the availability of advice is bad policy.

“Today’s injunction validates what we have said from the beginning, that the regulation is unlawful, unnecessary, and would make it harder for employers to obtain advice.”


Permanent injunction on “persuader” regulation, Nov. 16, 2016 at https://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Persuader-Rule-Perm-Injunction-11.16.16.pdf

Preliminary injunction on “persuader” regulation, June 27, 2016 at https://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/NFIBvPerezPreliminaryInjunction_June272016.pdf

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