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NRCA Action Alert: NRCA urges members to contact officials in Washington, D.C., about the new overtime payment rule

March 2016

The Department of Labor (DOL) is in the final stages of implementing a new rule that will dramatically increase the salary threshold for exempt workers who are not eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The proposed rule increases the salary threshold from the existing $455 per week (or $23,660 per year) to $970 per week (or $50,440 per year) for 2016, a 113 percent increase! The proposal also seeks to automatically increase the salary threshold annually and could make potential changes to the primary duties test. NRCA filed comments opposing the rule in September 2015, but now we need your help to further convey our industry's message to decision makers in Washington, DC.

DOL recently sent the rule for final review to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which is the last step before a rule is finalized. In addition, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to require more economic analysis to be conducted before the rule could go into effect. OMB and Congress need to hear from NRCA members about the harmful effects this rule could have on roofing contracting businesses. You can add your voice to the debate and help stop this new regulation that may harm your business by clicking here.

Thank you for taking the time to contact OMB and your lawmakers. It is critical officials in Washington, D.C., hear directly from business owners.

If you have questions about the rule or problems submitting a comment, contact Andrew Felz, NRCA's manager of federal affairs, at (202) 546-7584 or afelz@nrca.net.

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