On July 18, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor rescinded its Persuader Rule, a controversial 2016 rule that imposed burdensome reporting requirements on law firms and others assisting employers in connection with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 filed a brief in this Minnesota litigation challenging the rule. WLF’s brief argued that the rule not only was unauthorized under federal labor statutes but also violated the First Amendment rights of individuals who merely provide labor-law advice and are not directly involved in labor disputes. WLF charged that the rule was designed to stir up hostility to those supporting management, in hopes of deterring them from providing such support. WLF brief was prepared with substantial pro bono assistance from Thomas Julin of the Gunster Yoakley & Stewart law firm.