The Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule

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On April 14, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a long-awaited proposed fiduciary rule, its latest attempt to protect investors from conflicting investment advice, despite audible concern from legislators and the industry. On April 8, 2016, the rule was issued in final form and published in the Federal Register. Below is a timeline of the release of materials from the DOL, as well as NAFA and other trade associations and groups, in response to the proposed, final and vacated rule; key media coverage of the issue; and litgation updates throughout this ongoing battle.

Post-Issuance of Final Rule

Pre-Issuance of Final Rule

Proposed Rule

Prior to Issuance of Proposal