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Weekly Update: November 24, 2016

HBA of Greater Des Moines 2017 leadership team

HBA of Greater Siouxland 2017 leadership team

Ames HBA 2017 leadership team
The Week for Annual Meetings!
This last week was the season for annual meetings – we had a great time attending the Ames, Des Moines, and Greater Siouxland HBA’s meetings.  The photos above are members of each respective leadership team present at the meetings.  Everyone seems ready for 2017!
FLSA Overtime Rule Blocked!
As you have likely heard, despite numerous legal experts saying it was unlikely, a federal judge in Texas has enjoined the changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act from taking effect December 1. It is still possible that the Department of Labor will appeal this decision and get the injunction lifted before the case is decided on its merits. Additionally, President-elect Trump has already stated that changes to the FLSA are a priority after the change in power in Washington. What this means for you is that any changes that you have made in preparation for the December 1 deadline are now not mandatory under the law, but may become so in the future.
Although the Court’s ruling is not final, it has the immediate effect of halting enforcement of the DOL’s new rule. …
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Weekly Update: October 27, 2016

  Former Hawkeye and NFL football player Scott Chandler posed with the Kirkwood CC NAHB Student Chapter after the Iowa City HBA membership meeting last Thursday.  Shown are four out of the five students who will be representing us at IBS in Orlando next January.  From left to right:  Vocational Training Council Board Member Tony Frederick (Hart-Frederick Consultants); Kirkwood instructor Joe Greathouse; Jordan Collmann; Matt Upmeyer; Scott Chandler; Dan Borkowski; Jillian Doyle; and Greater IC Area HBA President Aaron McGlynn (Cabinet Works).
Kirkwood CC Competing at IBS on January 9
Kirkwood Community College will be competing in the Residential Construction Management Competition at IBS in Orlando on Monday, January 9th at 1:00pm.  If you’re planning to be at IBS, mark it on your calendar – we’d like to support our new student chapter and hope that many of you can attend their presentation.  You can see the list of competitors here and you can check out their Facebook page here.
More Rooms Available at IBS
If you’ve been waiting to register for the NAHB International Builders’ Show because you haven’t been able to get into the hotel that you wanted, don’t delay!  NAHB has been able to secure more hotel rooms for the HBA …
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