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Ruling in AACS v. Department of Education

Many of you were closely monitoring the case filed in February of this year against the Department of Education by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) regarding Gainful Employment legislation. Announced today is a ruling where the judge ruled in favor of AACS on the case. Read on for …

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DOL Withdraws Independent Contractor and Joint Employment Guidance

Originally seen on Ogletree Deakins, an ISBN Partner. On June 7, 2017, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn two informal guidance documents on independent contractor misclassification and joint employment, both issued during the Obama administration. The DOL issued guidance in 2015 that …

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Ohio Update: House Bill 189 and Senate Bill 129

The Ohio General Assembly has introduced companion bills to reform Ohio’s cosmetology laws comprehensively. The House bill is HB 189 and the Senate bill is SB 129. Both pick up from changes enacted in SB 213 from the 131st General Assembly. “Our bill seeks to make Ohio’s cosmetology laws the …

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Beauty Industry Leaders Form Coalition to Reform Industry Standards and Protect Consumers Against Dangerous Deregulation Measures

Major Announcement: New coalition moves to radically reform the beauty industry from within to streamline job entry and create one national standard of 1,000-hours for cosmetology licensure Leaders in the professional beauty industry announced today the official launch of The Future of the Beauty Industry Coalition (FBIC) to advocate for …

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AACS Sues US Department of Education on GE

Message from AACS President, Frank Trieu Earlier today, AACS filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC. The lawsuit seeks to prevent the Department from enforcing the Gainful Employment rule against our member schools. The position of the lawsuit is that the rule treats our schools …

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Advocacy is Part of Business

Election cycles cause me to reflect on all the levels of government and their connection to, among other things, my business. While elections heighten my involvement, I’m never uninvolved. Over the past 20 years I’ve learned that a meaningful amount of my time is necessarily spent at town halls, State …

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Wage & Hours Panel Review

Paying your team members has never been more complicated, especially for the multi-unit business that spans multiple state lines. From paystub and piece-rate regulations to minimum wage increases, ISBN members discussed what’s happening in their businesses and how they are adapting their businesses. This webinar moderated by Sandra Anderson, Chief …

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U.S. Industry Licensing Update

For the past several years, ISBN, represented by Gordon Logan, has worked with our industry partners to study industry licensing and make recommendations. The Coalition recently issued its recommendations, which are designed to protect professional licenses and bring consistency to our industry across the entire country. Learn what they’re proposing …

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15th Annual Welcome to Our World on Capitol Hill

The Professional Beauty Federation staged its 15th annual Welcome to Our World event in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 28. WTOW creates a mini-salon/spa-like atmosphere on Capitol Hill during which members of the professional beauty industry provide services to Members of Congress and their staffs. The purpose of the event is …

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Government Relations Update

Gordon Logan, ISBN government relations advocate shared the latest information on government regulations impacting our industry in this webinar recap. Learn what ISBN is doing to support and protect your business. ISBN is part of the Professional Beauty Federation, which also puts on an annual event bringing key issues in …

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