The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has launched an interactive, online map charting the policies of more than 100 police departments and laws in nearly every state regarding public access to police body camera videos.More
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.MORE
The 2015 State of the First Amendment survey shows one in five Americans believes the First Amendment "goes too far" in the rights it guarantees.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
There is lots of activity surrounding the NLRB "Quickie Election" Rule and its projected April 14 implementation date.MORE
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."More
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.More
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.More