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News Release

Public comment period extended for U.S. Labor Departments 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:

The Federal Register notice formally announcing the extension is available at The public can submit comments online at using Regulation Identifier Number 1245-AA03.

Office of Labor-Management Standards
August 1, 2011
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Contact: Michael Trupo
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