'Quickie election' rule upheld in Washington, D.C. 8/17/15

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

On July 29, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson -- an Obama appointee -- upheld the final rule of the National Labor Relations Board, providing for "quickie elections" under the National Labor Relations Act. Mike Zinser says the court was very disdainful of the First Amendment rights of employers.

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Listen to your employees 8/11/15

By Jules Ciotta

Do you listen to your employees? Really listen? Letting employees talk is not the same as listening. You have to work at it, the same way you work at anything else you want to succeed at. Here are five tips for becoming a better listener.

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Obama Department of Labor declares war on overtime exemptions 7/7/15

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

The new rule, if finalized, would dramatically increase the salary threshold for the overtime exemption of executive, administrative and professional employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Each company should study the new rule and determine how to react if it becomes final and effective. We are months away from an effect date. Start planning now.

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2015 SNPA Salary Survey now available 6/24/15

Eight-four SNPA members shared data for the 2015 Salary Survey, which is now available from the SNPA office.

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Key leadership techniques that work 6/23/15

By Jules Ciotta

Here are 10 techniques to improve your leadership skills.

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Texas challenge to 'quickie election' rule fails 6/16/15

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

The court refused to consider the legislative history of 1947 and 1959 changes to the National Labor Relations Act, which make it clear that election hearings should occur before the election, and that there should be at least 30 days between the filing of the election petition and the election date.

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Sign up now for confidential publisher-to-publisher discussions 6/4/15

SNPA is hosting four candid small-group meetings among non-competitive peers in July and August. The programs are designed to achieve a level of candor and detail – including financial detail – that is rarely achieved in conventional venues.

Reid Ashe, former COO of Media General, will serve as moderator of the programs. He will lead discussions to explore in depth the strategies that work and don't work in today's newspaper industry.

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Executive demeanor 5/26/15

By Jules Ciotta

The way we walk, talk, dress, drive a car, and just everything else we do expresses who we are and who we think we are. Oftentimes, this is referred to as "executive presence."

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Sharing the power and developing our staff 5/4/15

By Jules Ciotta

When employees feel strong, involved and needed, they get extraordinary things done while those who feel weak and insignificant consistently underperform and want to flee.

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SNPA Mileage Survey now available 4/20/15

Order your copy from the SNPA office.

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