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Federal court enjoins U.S. Department of Labor's Persuader Advice Exemption Rule

Mark Iandolo Jun. 28, 2016, 9:24pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced that her request to enjoin the U.S. Department of Labor’s Persuader Advice Exemption Rule was granted; the rule has now been blocked from moving forward nationwide.

Texas judge temporarily blocks U.S. Department of Labor’s ‘persuader rule’

Jessica Karmasek Jun. 28, 2016, 3:16pm

The new Persuader Advice Exemption Rule requires that employers and the consultants they hire file reports not only for direct persuader activities -- i.e. consultants talking to workers -- but also for indirect persuader activities -- consultants scripting what managers and supervisors say to workers.

U.S. House panel approves fraudulent joinder bill

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 3, 2016, 1:16pm

The Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act, or H.R. 3624, shifts the burden from the defendant to the plaintiff and allows federal judges more discretion to remove those “innocent” local defendants.