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No enforcement likely for now on overtime rule

January 5, 2017

About the new overtime rule: Has regular play ended and we are now in overtime, or is the game over? That question was on the minds of many publishers in November when U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant blocked implementation of the Dec. 1 start date for new Obama administration rules that would have doubled the salary threshold for employees to be ineligible for overtime pay.

 

Bill to pull NJ public notices from newspapers delayed

January 5, 2017

The industry’s most imminent threat of the loss of all newspaper public notices in a single state was averted by the New Jersey Press Association in late December as its legislature wound down an intense week.

 

The rules are changing: NNA’s 2017 Leadership Summit

January 5, 2017

What can publishers expect during the first 100 days of the Donald J. Trump administration? What can they expect of the new Congress?

 

Baron, Stelter to highlight National Press Club event at summit

January 5, 2017

“Is Martin Baron the best news editor of all time?” was the headline of an article in Esquire magazine last year.

 

Paxton appoints two to NNA board

December 7, 2016

Kermit P. “Bo” Bolton and Dennis Richardson have been appointed to the National Newspaper Association board of directors.

Paxton, News-Gazette publisher, enjoying national role

December 7, 2016

With his University of Virginia economics degree in hand, Matthew Paxton IV bade farewell to Lexington and his family’s newspaper, The News-Gazette. He headed to Lynchburg, VA, where he would work for a bank.

 

Reprieve: Federal court puts a hold on new DOL overtime rule

December 7, 2016

On the eve of the first payrolls governed by changes in the Wage and Hour laws, community newspapers got a reprieve from a harsh new rule dictated by the U.S. Department of Labor. A federal court judge in Texas, Amos L. Mazzant III, issued a temporary injunction preventing an increase in the exempt salary threshold from going into effect on Dec. 1.

 

Smithsonian features top community newspapers and their families

October 27, 2016

Leading community newspapers are featured in a new virtual exhibition by the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. The exhibition, “America’s Mailing Industry,” was launched in a reception at the museum Sept. 13.

 

Relief from weekly/daily filing of 'Marked Copy for Advertising' with U.S. Postal Service granted to newspaper mailers

October 20, 2016

Circulation departments could reclaim a couple of valuable hours each week now by opting into a new process for verifying the advertising content of their mail with the U.S. Postal Service, the National Newspaper Association announced this week. Current postal rules require Periodicals publications to supply USPS with a copy of each edition of each issue whenever they present the mailings. The copies must be marked by hand to indicate the paid advertising percentage, which is mailed at a higher postage rate than news content. The requirement was instituted by a 19th century Congress and carried forth into today’s highly digital world, where the hand-markings and submission have slowed processes for both publishers and postmasters.

The USPS Spreadsheet and Instructions are at the end of this article.

Are you ready? New rules are about to hammer your payroll

September 28, 2016

This webinar on the change to the overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act is free to National Newspaper Association member newspapers. The new rule governing overtime pay for employees will create disruption at small newspapers and will likely lead to more job cutbacks. The new rule is set to go into effect this December.

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