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  • Breaking news - Persuader Rule Dead!

    Less than a month after a Federal Court in Texas invalidated the Overtime Rule, another Texas Federal District Court  has court struck down another significant Department of Labor rule that NCISS and Lobbyit have long been tracking. 

    On June 27, 2016, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a nation-wide preliminaryinjunction against the "Persuader" rule.   The Persuader rule would greatly encumber the efforts of employers to fightagainst attempted unionization by employees by subjecting the law firms and consultants advising them to divulgenumerous types of sensitive information, dissuading such firms from participating. No such measures were requiredof the labor-side advocates

    On Monday, December 12, this same court made the preliminary injunction permanent, enjoining any and all departments and/or officials of the U.S. Government (USG) from implementing or enforcing any provisions of the rule.

    What does this mean for our professions? Please read the full Alert!

  • NCISS Legal Alert - Overtime Rule Blocked!

    On November 22, 2016, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas imposed a nationwide injunction against the Obama Administration's "overtime" rule (the subject of prior NCISS issue alerts). Judge Mazzant held that the Labor Department regulation exceeded the authority granted it by Congress, which he said gave Labor the right to define which workers are considered salaried but only based on the duties they performed, not by how much they made.

    What does this mean for our professions? Please read the full Alert!

NCISS / Lobbyit Monthly Reports

  • NCISS Monthly Report from Lobbyit for January 2017

    In the month of January, Lobbyit continued our efforts to divine where Congress and the Trump Administration might be headed with respect to issues important to NCISS members. Lobbyit also met with the Senate Commerce Committee and Senator Bill Nelson’s office, and with the House Energy and Commerce Committee to discuss the Spoofing Prevention Act.

    What does this mean for our professions? Please read the full Report!
  • NCISS Monthly Report from Lobbyit for December 2016

    The month of December was extremely quiet in DC, as Congress left town early and government prepared for te transition to a new Trump Administration and the 115th Congress. Lobbyit stayed abreast of developments, though most of the details about upcoming action are still unclear.

    What does this mean for our professions? Please read the full Report!
  • NCISS Monthly Report from Lobbyit for November 2016 

    As we look to closing 2016, and with elections a new session of Congress and President - what will we see for the investigative & security professions?

    In the month of November, Lobbyit spent much of our time attempting to discern what would happen in the lame duck session of Congress, and talking with a variety of Hill offices about what we might expect to see in 2017.

    What is the outlook for 2017? Please read the full Report!

NCISS / Lobbyit Federal Legislation Monitoring

The new Congress has just come into session – stay tuned!
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