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Judge Issues Injunction Postponing Effective Date of FLSA Overtime Rules
On Wednesday, November 23, a U.S. District Court judge from Texas issued a preliminary injunction postponing the effective date of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s overtime rule. The judge issued the injunction in response to a legal challenge brought by a coalition of more than 50 business groups and 21 state attorneys general. The rule was scheduled to go into effect on December 1.

Originally, two lawsuits challenging the rule were filed in federal court on September 20 — the first suit on behalf of 21 state attorneys general and the second on behalf of a group of trade associations and chambers of commerce. On October 12, the states filed an emergency motion to temporarily prevent the rule from taking effect while the court challenge proceeds. On October 19, the judge granted a request filed by the states and the 50 business groups to have their two cases consolidated.

It is expected that DOL will appeal this ruling quickly, however it is uncertain how long the appeal may take. If the preliminary injunction pushes the implementation date from December 1 to past January 20, 2017, then there will be room for the Trump administration to reopen the rulemaking and revise the final rule.  

Alex Passantino of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, author of CUPA-HR's white papers on the FLSA overtime rule offers great information on the status of the rule and thoughts on how employers should handle the situation going forward in the article "Texas Judge Preliminarily Enjoins New Overtime Exemption Rules Nationwide: What Steps Should Follow?"

Nominations for ACCED-I Awards Accepted through December 9, 2016
Receiving an ACCED-I Award is a great way to gain recognition, not only within the collegiate conference and event industry, but at your institution. By recognizing outstanding service in ourselves and others, we bring prestige to our profession and our institutional roles. The Nominations and Recognition Action Team encourages ACCED-I members to consider the accomplishments of their colleagues, their institutions and their own service to ACCED-I and to the conference and events profession. Quality work, exceptional performance and dedication deserve acknowledgement. more

Scholarships Available for 37th Annual Conference in Orlando
Apply now for a regional scholarship to the ACCED-I 37th Annual Conference, March 26 - 29, 2017 in Orlando, FL. more

Register now for Leadership & Management Educational Forum in Las Vegas
Register now to secure your spot in the next Educational Forum Leadership & Management Skills, December 8 - 9 in Las Vegas, NV. more

In the News
Check out this article Groups in Greater Boston area utilize college campuses in the November 2016 issue of Meetings Today. more

Region 2 Drive-In in Gator Nation
Explore the Heart of the Gator Nation on Friday, December 2, 2016 by attending a FREE Drive-In Conference from 10:00am-4:00pm! The University of Florida's Department of Housing & Residence Education is excited to welcome ACCED-I Region 2 to campus for a day of networking and development. more

Region 4 Hosts Networking Events
Network with Region 4 colleagues at two event this December - December 1 at Leghigh University in PA and December 15 at the College of William and Mary in VA. more

Region 5 Drive-Ins Across the Northeast
Join Region 5 colleagues at an upcoming Region 5 Drive-In at a location near you!  Watch for details in your inbox and the Region 5 webpage. Hope to see you there!

Members Receive a Discount on Career Center Postings
ACCED-I members receive a $100 discount on 30-day postings at the ACCED-I Career Center. Login and search Member Discounts to get the promo code. Learn more 

Regional Events

November 29, 2016 Region 3 Drive-In at Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
December 1, 2016 Region 4 Jingle and Mingle at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
December 2, 2016 Region 2 Drive-In at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
December 8, 2016 Region 5 Holiday reception at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
December 15, 2016 Region 4 Holiday Meet and Mingle, Williamsburg, VA
February 1, 2017 Region 4 Drive-In at Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA
March 9, 2017 Region 5 Drive-In at Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

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