December 2, 2016 - In This Issue:
A number of you have reached out with questions regarding the practical implications of the recent preliminary injunction blocking the Dept. of Labor's overtime rule. Below is more information on the most frequent questions:

* What is the immediate effect of the court's injunction?

- Any employer who has not yet put into effect their plans to comply with the new regulation does not have to-the reason for those plans has been blocked. 
- If employers have put compliance plans into place, they will have to decide what they want to do, but the only obligation is to comply with the previous salary threshold of $23,660/year, $455/week. 
- Going forward, employers will not have to comply with the DOL's regulation unless something changes, and they hear differently. 

* Is the injunction permanent?

- No, the court's action is a preliminary injunction, which means it could be lifted at a later date. The Department of Labor has also indicated their intent to appeal the decision. However, the timeline of their appeal is unclear and it's uncertain whether they will be able to act before the Trump administration takes office on January 20th. 

* Is Congress planning any action?

- Congress is weighing its options to permanently repeal the rule. However, to be successful, any congressional action must be signed by the president. Therefore, it is unlikely Congress will act before President-elect Trump is sworn in on January 20th.
If we hear anything else about this injunction, we'll be sure to pass it along. 

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  • JEM, Inc, 113 E. Seventh St., Chillicothe, Roof Replacement, by Alexander Roofing, $16,550 
  • Guernsey Crossing LLC, 1251 N. Bridge St., Chillicothe, New Car Dealership, Coughlin Automotive, $4,000,000 
  • Chillicothe Shopping Center, 12 Consumer Center Dr., New PIzza Place, $97,680 
  • Masonic Temple Association, 49 E. Main St., New Sign by Bright Solutions Ohio, $2,500 
  • Martha Gerber Rittinger, 288 N. High St., Sign by All Signs of Ohio, $5,000 
  • Pandm Leasing, LLC, 178 N. Bridge St., New sign by All Signs of Ohio, $1,000 
  • Central Center LTD, 209 Delano Ave, Sign by All Signs of Ohio, $1,000 
  • Chillicothe Shopping Center, 16 Consumer Center Dr., Sign by All Signs of Ohio, $1,100 
  • T&K Real Estate, 820 N. Bridge St., Hood Supression by Koorsen Fire & Security, $4,000 
  • Charles M Ware, 121 W. Second St., Sidewalk and curb replacement by JFS Landscape Construction, $4,900 
  • Pilot Travel Center LLC, 1111 E. Main St., New tank alteration, $95,000 
  • 49 Enterprise LLC, 769 Western Ave., Sign by Owner, $2,000 
  • QNP Acquisitions, LLC, 142 Nacy Wilson Way, Spinkler by Capital Fire Protection CO, $11,525 
  • Chillicothe Eastrn Star Association, 44 W. Main St., roofing by B&B Roofing, $6,000 
  • Cozy Enterprises, LLC, 339 Western Ave., Alteration by Ingoldsby Construction, $7,500 
  • Landmark Properties LLC, 86 W. Water St., alteration by owner, $43,000 

  • Santa will be visiting Rost Coffee Friday, December 2nd from 6-8PM 
  • Looking to customize your holiday stockings? EmbroidMe is currently offering embroidery on holiday items 
  • Looking to create a a unique holiday gift for a special loved one? Give Buckeye Designs and Engraving a call for ornaments, cutting boards, and more 
  • Annie Rooney's is hosting "The Snowy Sheep" painting class on December 14th featuring wine and refreshments for $25 per person, for more information call 740-701-9994
  • Paper City Coffee is featuring peppermint mochas during the month of December 
  • Looking for a special gift for your gluten free loved ones? Edify is selling Christmas gift packages, visit their 95 N. Bridge St. location for more information 
  • For more information about EPIC (Empowering Young Professionals in Chillicothe) follow them on Facebook at 
  • Schlegel's Coffee House is featuring a Gingerbread House on any in-house latte or hot chocolate this month, stop by for this deliciously fun treat 

December 9th- S.A.F.E. Training Center Ribbon Cutting 4PM @ 934 E. Main St. 

December 15th- Freedom's Path at Chillicothe Apartments Ribbon Cutting 9AM @ 461 Hines Blvd. 

December 21st- Holiday Luncheon at the Chamber sponsored by Panera Bread 12-1PM registration now open

December 21st- BAB sponsored by The Eagles, Jack's Tires and Bridge St. Kroger 5-7PM at the Eagles 

For more information or to register for any of these events please call 740-702-2722 or 
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Printex Same-Day Printing 

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