NRCA University Webinars


Top 10 Employment Mistakes Made by Contractors

Tune in to this December 2017 webinar as Philip Siegel, a partner with Atlanta-based Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Siegel and legal counsel to the National Roofing Legal Resource Center, shares the top employment law mistakes made by roofing contractors. Webinar participants will learn steps to take to minimize potential liability for employment law matters; how to ensure a former employee is prohibited from bringing claims against the company; and how to avoid other common traps in the employment law arena. Siegel will address several issues, including:

  • Proper classification of independent contractors
  • Severance pay
  • Disciplinary action documentation
  • The importance of having written job descriptions
  • The importance of having a discrimination and harassment policy
  • Common wage-and-hour classification mistakes (e.g., travel pay)


Business Management

Small is the New Big: Big Business Advantages for Small-business Contractors

Understanding and capitalizing on the "certification advantage" can be key to expanding business opportunities for small-business contractors and large contractors who need to work with them. With the right combination of procurement ease, technical skills and construction capabilities, tremendous opportunities exist for the industry's best small businesses to meet the needs of public agencies and private commercial organizations.

In this October 2017 webinar, Teri Williams Smith, national director of federal and public markets and small business for Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance, Beachwood, Ohio, provides an overview of business certifications, specialty technology mandates and legislative policies that can give your company a competitive advantage.



Business Management

Addressing the Roofing Industry's Workforce Challenges

Amidst a rapid increase in demand for workers in architecture, engineering and construction industries such as roofing, the workforce remains on a steady decline. Employers constantly face issues stemming from talent shortages; overcrowded, non-specific job boards; expensive recruiters; and competition with other companies and trades.

Having spent extensive time within the BuiltWorlds community, Jed Levenstein, director of operations for BuiltWorlds, and Nick Durham, director of B2B marketing, understand the difficulties and solutions involved with developing a skilled and productive workforce.