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COWIB News–Week of May 20, 2016

Special Meeting of the COWIB Board of Chief Elected Officials

May 17, 2016: The first meeting of the Board of Chief Elected Officials (BCEO) for the Central Oklahoma Workforce Development Area will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The BCEO is authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-128). It is organized pursuant to an inter-local agreement among the Counties of Canadian, Cleveland, Hughes, Lincoln, Logan, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie and Seminole.

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 206 Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Centennial Business Center, Conference Room #116
3813 N Santa Fe Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73118

US Dept. of Labor Publishes Final Rule Updating OT Regs

May 18, 2016: President President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor's final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation. The new rule will be effective December 1, 2016.

For a downloadable .pdf file with more information on the new Rule, click on 2016-05-18 Final Rules on DOL OT Regs.pdf

The US Dept. of Labor will present informational webinars on the Overtime Final Rule: “General Information on the Overtime Final Rule” (3 times scheduled), “Webinar for the Non-Profit Sector” and “Webinar for State and Local Governments.” For more information and to register, go to