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DOL Addresses NLBMDA Priorities in New Overtime Rule

On Tuesday, September 24 NLBMDA released a statement in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule that will raise the overtime salary limit for workers from $455 per week to $684 per week, which is equivalent to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker.

“This is a victory for the LBM industry and we are pleased that DOL agreed with NLBMDA, by name, on key points in the rule,” said NLBMDA President & CEO Jonathan Paine. “The Agency’s approach to make the overtime threshold a reasonable level, along with engaging the regulated community for future threshold increases, reflects their diligence in crafting a feasible rule for workers and employers.”

To learn more about the new rule, please click here for a fact sheet provided by DOL.

 
To read NLBMDA's complete Press Release, click here.

 

NLBMDA Escalates OSHA Crane Rule to Congress

Last month NLBMDA met with members of Congress in the House Education and Labor Committee, to brief them on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) crane rule, the material delivery exemption, and the 2016 Letter of Interpretation (LOI). The committee was receptive to the concerns of the association and they made a commitment to work with the leadership at the agency towards a resolution.

OSHA is now revisiting the Letter of Interpretation per NLBMDA’s formal request to withdraw it. There is currently no specific date for withdrawal or clarification. NLBMDA is continuing to work with OSHA on addressing the issue and is confident that the agency will give a good-faith examination of the errors in the letter. The association will have more information in the coming months regarding a resolution.\

To read the complete update, please click here.

 

ProDealder Industry Summit Fast Approaches

The ProDealer Industry Summit is a few short weeks away! NLBMDA is excited to return to The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, October 8 -10. Hotel rooms at the Broadmoor are almost completely sold out to attend the summit. Book your stay today and make your hotel accommodations here.

To register online for this premier national event, click here. The conference will host dynamic speakers like owner of the Colorado Rockies, Linda Alvarado; real estate expert, John Burns; LBM marketing executives at Wheelhouse 20/20 and more! Visit the ProDealer website for more information.

 

NLBMDA Applauds Federal Budget Agreement
 
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is applauding President Trump for signing the Bipartisan Budget Act which establishes a federal budget for fiscal years (FY) 2020 and 2021 and also suspends the debt limit through July 31, 2021.

“NLBMDA is pleased that Congress and the President could come together and pass this budget agreement,” said President & CEO Jonathan Paine. “Establishing these spending levels and addressing sequestration will provide for a more robust and healthy appropriations process. We urge policymakers to work diligently on appropriations to avoid any threat of a government shutdown at the end of September.”

Click here to read the complete press release.



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