U.S. Department of Labor

Colorado Employer’s Law, a member of the Worklaw® Network, a nationwide affiliation of independent law firms practicing labor and employment law – joined in the filing today of a lawsuit (PDF) against the U.S. Department of Labor and Secretary Thomas Perez to block the federal government’s illegal intrusion into private conversations regarding employment, labor and HR matters between attorneys and employers. Under a new Interpretation of current “persuader rule” law released by the Department on March 23, 2016, the government will now require vast numbers of employers and attorneys in America to disclose confidential information — including the nature of conversations, copies of representation agreements, the amounts of fees paid, and other details – about employment, labor and HR-related legal matters. The rule requires disclosure of advice provided after June 30, 2016.

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