RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

KPA To Host RVDA Webinar on Overtime Rule

Thu Oct 6, 2016

147274418134593.pngFairfax, Virginia - The Department of Labor issued changes to the overtime rule, entitling millions of additional salaried workers to overtime pay, and on Dec. 1 the compensation threshold for exempt employees is scheduled to increase to $47,474. Are you prepared? Join the experts from KPA for a free dealer webinar from the Mike Molino RV Learning Center to prepare for these changes. Register online.

RVDA is working with allies to minimize the impact of the overtime rule on its members. Two lawsuits against the rule have been filed and there is legislation in Congress to delay the implementation of the rule, but it is prudent for dealers to be prepared to implement the changes in December.

Learn about strategies to ensure that your dealership employees are correctly classified as exempt or non-exempt, while minimizing the impact on your bottom line. The webinar will take place Thursday, Oct. 13 at noon EDT. The webinar will be co-presented by Kathryn Carlson, vice president of Human Resource Products for KPA and Tami Boyer, KPA’s senior human resources consultant. Register online.

Carlson, co-presenter for the webinar, also will present an education workshop on this important topic at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

"Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees - Minimizing the Impact to Your Bottom Line,” also will be available in recorded form after the live presentation on the dealer webinar page of the RV Learning Center website. The webinar will offer multiple real world examples as well as offer time for participants to pose questions specific to positions in their business.

Topics to be covered include:

• How to determine when to increase the base salary for an employee to meet the new threshold or when hourly plus overtime is a better option
• The definition of a workweek and a workday and their effects on calculating overtime
• Determine when hours are straight time, overtime or double time, and how to accurately calculate
• Industry specific exemptions and exceptions from overtime
• The latest updates on recent lawsuits that may impact the implementation of the new rule on Dec. 1

Webinars are provided by RVDA’s strategic partner KPA as part of the array of educational offerings available through the RV Learning Center. Register online. If you have any questions or feedback, contact Allyson Lewis at Alewis@kpaonline.com by phone at 866-356-1735 or Karin Van Duyse at the RV Learning Center at kvanduyse@rvda.org or 703-591-7130.