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Washington Labor & Employment Wire » OLMS Rolls Out New Persuader Reporting Orientation Program

OLMS Rolls Out New Persuader Reporting Orientation Program

The Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) has announced the initiation of a new Persuader Reporting Orientation Program (PROP) designed to assist employers and labor relations consultants in complying with the reporting obligations of section 203 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

Section 203 requires employers and labor relations consultants to file reports with OLMS concerning plans or agreements to persuade employees about their rights to organize and bargain collectively. Certain exception apply to the reporting requirements, including the “advice exception,” under which no report is required covering the services of a consultant or other person by reason of his or her giving or agreeing to give advice to an employer, or representing or agreeing to represent the employer in administrative, arbitral, or court proceedings or in collective bargaining. 

Using the contact information for employers and their representatives obtained from representation petitions filed with the National Labor Relations Board, OLMS will send an orientation letter to the employers and to their representatives with information about potential reporting obligations under the LMRDA, as well as reporting forms and instructions.