As we recently reported, the Trump DOL on June 12 issued a Notice of Rulemaking to rescind the regulation issued by the Obama DOL that attempted to narrow the “advice exemption” under the so-called “Persuader Rule” of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. Last year, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide, permanent injunction against enforcement of the rule. The DOL under President Obama appealed, and that appeal was pending when President Trump took office. The Trump DOL then asked for the appeal to be stayed while the DOL reconsidered its position. Employer groups actually opposed the stay request, contending that the DOL should simply drop the appeal. But on June 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuitgranted the stay for a period of six months.