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Postal Service Announces New Rates
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Postal Service Announces New Rates

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on October 9 filed notice for new postal rates for market-dominant products, which includes Marketing Mail and Periodicals. If approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) in the coming weeks, the new rates will take effect on January 26, 2020 ... Read More
What You Need to Know about the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule
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What You Need to Know about the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule

The News Media Alliance has provided a quick-reference one-pager that summarizes key provisions of the new DOL Overtime rule, as well as relevant FLSA exemptions ... Read More
Mastercard, With Its Negative Option Policy, Does Not Intend to Cover Newspapers
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Mastercard, With Its Negative Option Policy, Does Not Intend to Cover Newspapers

After Mastercard recently announced a new draft policy aimed at reigning in misleading “negative option” campaigns, the Alliance informed Mastercard of the potential for the policy to hurt newspapers’ efforts to grow subscription revenue. The Alliance successfully convinced the credit card company to revise its policy so as not to ... Read More
Employment Advertising Rule Hurts the American Worker  
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Employment Advertising Rule Hurts the American Worker  

Proposed changes to an advertising requirement for employers in the U.S. could mean that soon, many eligible American workers will not learn about available job opportunities ... Read More
Labor Proposes Increase to Salary Threshold for Determining Overtime
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Labor Proposes Increase to Salary Threshold for Determining Overtime

On March 7, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released long-awaited revisions to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The proposed rule would raise the salary threshold used for determining overtime from $23,660 annually ($455/week) to $35,308 annually ($679/week). This nearly 50 percent increase is likely to ... Read More
News Media Alliance Strongly Opposes DOL Proposal to Remove Print Newspaper Requirement for Employment Notices
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News Media Alliance Strongly Opposes DOL Proposal to Remove Print Newspaper Requirement for Employment Notices

The Alliance today filed comments opposing the Department of Labor’s and the Department of Homeland Security’s proposals to eliminate the requirement that employers notify U.S. workers of available positions through printed advertisements in Sunday newspapers and replace them with website ads ... Read More
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