|A Message From the Director
Dear ABC Members,
I have excellent news to share with you.
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule to rescind the 2016 persuader rule, officially named the “Interpretation of the ‘Advice’ Exemption in Section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.” In its press release, DOL explained, “by rescinding this rule, the department stands up for the rights of Americans to ask a question of their attorney without mandated disclosure to the government.”
Had it gone into effect, the 2016 final rule would have significantly broadened the reporting requirements for employers, attorneys, trade associations and other third-party advisors under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act by redefining what is meant by labor relations “advice.” It also would have greatly limited the ability of employers, particularly small businesses, to obtain advice from labor relations experts, and in turn deprived employees of their right to obtain balanced information about union representation.
ABC applauds the Trump administration for following through on its promise to rescind the persuader rule. Read ABC’s press release here.
For more background on this topic click here.
I’m also happy to announce that ABC Central Ohio has become the NCCER Curriculum Sponsor for Tolles Career & Technical Center in Plain City, Ohio. Look for more information to follow soon.
As always, please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns and come see us at the ApprenticeOhio booth at the Ohio State Fair on July 26 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM