Roofing Contractor has long held safety as one of our most important editorial products. Safety is the central theme of this month’s issue and, as usual, the focus is on worker safety. While I do not wish to diminish the message of keeping your roofing workers safe on the job every day, I want to touch on a couple of safety issues on the white-collar side of your roofing business.
You may recall from back around the end of 2016 the U.S. Dept. of Labor under the Obama administration issued a final rule raising the minimum wage for exempt employees from $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to $913 per week ($47,476 annually). Set to take effect on Dec. 1, 2016, the rule was blocked by a federal judge.