Effective supervision 12/20/16

By Jules Ciotta

Good leadership needs lots of skills to effectively deal with today's worker. Certainly enthusiasm, empathy, alacrity and humility are important characteristics of leaders who get the job done in a participatory manner.

Here are some day-to-day traits needed to truly supervise effectively.

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Update on overtime rule 12/13/16

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

The Department of Labor has appealed the nationwide preliminary injunction that halted the planned Dec. 1 implementation date of the overtime rule. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will hear the appeal on an expedited basis. Briefing of the issue will be complete by Jan. 31 – 11 days after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

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New York newspapers have major legislative success 12/5/16

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

After a more than two-year battle, the New York News Publishers Association (NYNPA) and its members have succeeded in passing legislation to make it much easier to prove the independent contractor status of newspaper carriers under the state's unemployment, workers' compensation, and wage and hour laws.

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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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