With Texas the obvious litigation venue of choice, the business community initiated another lawsuit in the Northern US District Court challenging the new Occupational and Safety Administration practice of allowing union officials to accompany OSHA inspectors on inspections even of companies that are non-union employers. The so-called “walk-around” rule has long allowed employee representatives (limited to employees of the company being inspected) to accompany OSHA personnel on official inspections, until OSHA expanded that definition in 2013 inviting union officials to serve in that capacity.  The suit was filed on behalf of the National Federation of Independent Businesses.