The DOL recently finalized a long-anticipated “persuader” rule that requires employers or consultants to report any arrangement to persuade employees (either directly or indirectly) regarding the right to organize or bargain collectively. The final rule affects employers’ ability to educate their workers and management team and imposes new reporting obligations on both employers and third parties who help employers with union campaigns and preventative measures. The U.S. Secretary of Labor stated that “this new rule will allow workers to know whether the messages they’re hearing are coming directly from their employer or from a paid, third-party consultant.” The rule takes effect April 25, and will apply to all arrangements made on or after July 1.