U.S. Department of Labor’s blueberry squeeze goes wrong

By Walter Olson, Outlawyered.com

I’ve got a new piece at Reason on how the U.S. Department of Labor stepped over the line when — relying on an obscure “hot goods” provision of the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act — it slapped an order on two Oregon blueberry growers forbidding them from selling their crop until they settled a (dubious) DoL demand for back pay for workers.

Reform the NLRB to Grow the Economy

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

Labor reforms aimed at curbing federal overregulation and returning balance to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are essential to enforcing a pro-growth agenda, according to a new report.

Consumer groups, unions push for DOL fiduciary rule

By Nick Thornton, Benefits Pro

A new coalition of labor unions and consumer advocates has formed to help generate support for the Department of Labor’s anticipated new fiduciary standard, which would make broker-dealers beholden to the high standards of care established under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.