Department of Labor's overtime rule enjoined on a nationwide basis 11/28/16

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

On Nov. 22 the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction, halting the planned Dec. 1 effective date of the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rule.

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U.S. court blocks overtime expansion pay rule for 4 million 11/22/16

By Michelle Rindels, The Associated Press

A federal court on Tuesday blocked implementation of a rule imposed by President Barack Obama's administration that would have made an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers across the country eligible for overtime pay starting Dec. 1.

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Initial decision on overtime rule expected next week 11/17/16

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas is expected to issue an initial ruling next Tuesday on the U.S. Department of Labor's Overtime Rule, scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1, 2016.

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A Republican president can reassert management rights 11/15/16

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

Donald Trump will have the ability to impact several key federal government agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board and the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Update on litigation filed to stop the DOL overtime rule 11/7/16

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

Mike Zinser reports on two upcoming hearings on the overtime rule: one set for Nov. 16 and one on Nov. 28. One possible result is that the court could enjoin and halt the Dec. 1 implementation of the rule.

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Are you ready to move from manager to owner? 10/28/16

By Lewis Floyd, senior associate, WB Grimes & Co.

When you sign the back of a check you are a manager working for someone else who takes the risks, whereas if you become the owner you are accepting the risks of failure or success, but you will proudly be signing the front of your checks.

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Cribb, Greene & Cope Publisher Confidence Survey Fall 2016 10/24/16

Publishers who feel their profit will be up next year dropped to 41 percent compared with 48 percent in 2015 and 51 percent in 2014, according to the Fall 2016 Publisher Confidence Survey conducted by Cribb, Greene & Cope.

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Is there such a thing as 'too local'? 10/11/16

By Lewis Floyd, senior associate, WB Grimes & Co.

Local coverage is not just city hall. It includes school activities, social events, summer sports leagues, church services and events, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Civic Clubs – whatever is important and linked to your community ... your market. Get your editor to start thinking a little like a salesman – what would make someone want to read my column?

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Update on Congressional action to limit U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule 10/10/16

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

This writer previously reported on Representative Kurt Schrader's bill to phase in the overtime threshold over a four-year period. This legislation now has seven bipartisan co-sponsors and counting.

Senator Lamar Alexander (Republican-Tennessee) has introduced Senate Bill 3464, which also would gradually phase in the Department of Labor's overtime rule over five years, starting with a salary threshold increase to $35,984 on Dec. 1, 2016; the bill provides for salary threshold increases in 2018 and 2019, but no increase in 2017. The bill provides for the Department of Labor's $47,476 threshold to take effect on Dec. 1, 2020. Like the House bill, this legislation would also prohibit the automatic annual increases to the salary threshold dictated by the Department of Labor's Final Rule.

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Power Up Your Profitability: Revenue generation & cost optimization 9/27/16

By Gary Blakeley, director, global service and technical support, Southern Lithoplate

KPIplus+ is a joint program between SNPA and SLP Solutions and a first-of-its-kind performance tool for newspapers.

Planned for launch early in the fourth quarter of 2016, KPIplus+ will deliver actual newspaper performance data on a variety of production metrics.

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