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The U.S. Department of Labor’s New Rule on Overtime


Recorded on July 14, 2016

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor finalized its proposed rule to increase the salary threshold necessary to be classified as exempt from overtime. When the final rule goes into effect on December 1, 2016, the salary threshold will more than double.

In this session, Michael Zinser will educate you on the new rule, as well as how your company can manage its new requirements. Zinser serves as a resource for SNPA’s Legal Hotline and has recently addressed questions about potential exemptions under the new rule, which he will cover in further detail during this presentation. These include an exemption for small newspapers with circulation numbers under 4,000; a creative professional exemption for journalists and photographers; and a Section 13(d) exemption for district managers.

With over 40 years of experience in labor and employment law and over 250 newspaper clients stretching geographically from Hawaii to New York, Zinser is uniquely qualified to help your company address this complex new legal development.

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Meet the Presenter … 

Michael Zinser is president of The Zinser Law Firm, P.C., in Nashville, Tenn. His firm represents over 250 newspapers. He is general counsel to seven circulation trade associations, including Central States Circulation Managers’ Association.

Zinser and his firm have represented and defended newspapers on the independent contractor issue in 40 of the 50 states. His firm has drafted hundreds of independent contractor agreements for newspapers, helping companies structure independent contractor relationships with their newspaper distributors and freelance writers and photographers. In recognition of his role in the newspaper industry, Zinser was a 2014 inductee to the National Circulation Director Hall of Fame.