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Around The Newspaper Legal World in 60 Minutes
April 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm$35.00
In this webinar, Michael Zinser will cover the following 3 topics:
• Newsroom Union Organizing – Newsrooms have been organized at many newspapers, large and small, including The Missoula (Montana) Independent, Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune, The Columbian (Vancouver, WA), Chicago Tribune, Omaha World Herald, and others. Michael will examine the causes of these unionizing efforts and how management should address an organizing attempt.
• State Unemployment Agency Audit Attempts – All across the country, state unemployment departments are attempting to reclassify independent contractors as employees in order to assess thousands of dollars in unemployment taxes. Zinser will discuss how best to handle these audits and how to handle any resulting litigation.
• Premium Editions – Many publishers are bundling “Premium Editions” with daily newspaper subscriptions. Several class-action lawsuits have been filed claiming that publishers have run afoul of unfair business practice statutes at the state level. Michael will discuss legal issues that arise with Premium Editions.