Court of Appeals reverses NLRB on handbook policies 8/15/17

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm

In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board has relentlessly attacked common sense policies found in many employee handbooks. I have been hoping that the U.S. Court of Appeals would correct these egregious decisions. I am delighted to report that, on July 25, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued an opinion in a case involving T-Mobile that did just that.

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What are the options if acknowledgement isn't signed? 2/16/16

The following Legal Hotline question was addressed by L. Michael Zinser of The Zinser Law Firm

Question: What should an employer do if an employee refuses to sign the employee handbook acknowledgment form?

Click MORE to read the response from Michael Zinser of The Zinser Law Firm.

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Weeklies no more 9/1/15

By Jane Nicholes

In two south-central Georgia towns about 31 miles apart, newspaper readers wanted the same thing: more than one printed edition a week, please.

That's what Boone Newspapers Inc. found out when it recently bought the Cordele Dispatch and the Americus Times-Recorder. Starting Aug. 22 in Americus and Aug. 29 in Cordele, readers got their wish.

As of this week, both papers now come out on Wednesdays and Saturdays instead of only on Fridays. And executives in both places, General Manager Chris Lewis in Cordele and Publisher William Hand in Americus, use the same word to describe community reaction: "excited."

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A new system for engagement, and a handbook for user-generated content 8/5/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

This week we learn about a collaboration to build an open-source commenting and discussion platform for news organizations, and we explore how the Verification Handbook can help inform the use of citizen-generated materials.

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