NLRB 'quickie election' rule update 5/26/15

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

Under the new NLRB "quickie election" rule, employers have -- on average -- 17 fewer days to prepare for the election. In this column, read also about a bill that has passed in the North Carolina Senate that is a broadside attack on independent contractor status.

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News media coalition seeks to unseal Petraeus sentencing memo and letters 4/28/15

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and eight news media organizations have asked a federal court in North Carolina to unseal a sentencing memorandum and related letters in the case of retired General and former CIA Director David H. Petraeus, who pleaded guilty to mishandling classified materials.

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President Obama vetoes Congressional action on NLRB rule 4/21/15

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

On March 31, President Barack Obama vetoed a Joint Resolution under the Congressional Review Act that would block implementation of the National Labor Relations Board's "quickie election" rule. The Senate adopted the Disapproval Resolution by a 53 to 46 vote on March 4. The House of Representatives passed the same measure by a vote of 232 to 186 on March 19.

In addition, an appeals court has ruled in favor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal over a question involving independent contractor status.

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One Day, Many Solutions - Employment Law Seminars 3/23/15

Fisher & Phillips offers discounted rates to one-day seminar for those at SNPA member companies who have responsibility for managing people and policies impacting the workplace.

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Reporters Committee mobile apps offer legal info, reporting tools 3/19/15

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has launched three mobile apps to help journalists in the field with answers regarding the right to record, cover schools, or access information from police and courts.

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'Quickie Election' rule implementation on the horizon for April 14 3/17/15

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

There is lots of activity surrounding the NLRB "Quickie Election" Rule and its projected April 14 implementation date.

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Circulation Management Contracting Checklist 2/24/15

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

In my last column, I focused on the contracting process. This month, I want to follow up on that subject by sharing a document called the "Circulation Management Contracting Checklist."

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Celebrate 10 years of Sunshine Week for open government March 15-21 2/10/15

The 10th annual Sunshine Week initiative will be held March 15-21. Special projects and events are already planned around the nation to mark a decade of open-government awareness.

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DOJ issues new guidelines on reporter subpoenas 1/20/15

The Justice Department has announced changes to its internal guidelines for issuing subpoenas and search warrants to journalists. Members of the news media had urged the Justice Department to revise the guidelines to offer greater protections for reporters and news organizations.

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Contracting practices to avoid 1/20/15

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

This column will review some practices that Mike Zinser has discovered at various newspapers while conducting independent contractor audits or preparing for litigation. These are practices that he recommends you avoid.

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