For many years, employers have been able to lawfully avoid certain reporting requirements under the Labor Management and Reporting Disclosure Act which compels the disclosure of agreements with outside consultants/“persuaders” – i.e. individuals retained for the express purpose of attempting to convince employees not to organize a union. This “advice exemption,” eliminates the employer’s reporting requirements if the outside consultant/persuader does not make direct contact with employees and merely advises and assists the employer in combating union organizing activities. Continue Reading