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OLMS News Release: [08/01/2011]
Contact Name: Michael Trupo or Jason Surbey
Phone Number: (202) 693-6588 or x4668
Release Number: 11-1157-NAT

Public comment period extended for U.S. Labor Departmentís proposed rule concerning reporting on use of labor relations consultants

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has extended the public comment period for a proposed rule to revise the interpretation of "advice" as it pertains to the employer and labor relations consultant persuader reporting requirements of Section 203 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. All public comments now must be received on or before Sept. 21.

Today's announcement stems from requests by members of the public to extend the comment period on this proposal. For more details on the proposal, see the June 20 press release: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/olms/olms20110924.htm.

The Federal Register notice formally announcing the extension is available at http://s.dol.gov/HQ. The public can submit comments online at http://www.regulations.gov using Regulation Identifier Number 1245-AA03.