On July 18, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor rescinded its Persuader Rule, a controversial 2016 rule that imposed burdensome reporting requirements on law firms and others assisting employers in connection with union-organizing activities. The rescission was a victory for WLF, which in 2017 filed formal comments urging DOL to withdraw the rule. Congress passed a labor statute in 1959 that imposed reasonable reporting requirements; the law states that anyone hired by an employer for the purpose of persuading employees not to unionize must disclose his status as a paid agent of the employer when speaking with employees. The Persuader Rule expanded the reporting requirements; it required anyone who prepares materials that the employer later decides to distribute to employees must submit detailed financial reports, even if he or she has no contact with employees. WLF’s comments asserted that the Persuader Rule was a content-based regulation of speech and violated the First Amendment.