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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 and FordHarrison Host Webinar on New Regulations

Mon Jul 10, 2017

145072686053695.jpgFairfax, Va. - Join KPA and FordHarrison for an update on new regulations and how to use HRDrive for effective compliance. This webinar is being offered several times, so interested people can select the date and time that works best for them on KPA’s webinar registration page.

We will discuss topics including:

• Background checks in compliant hiring process
• What “Ban the Box” means to employers
• How to pay commissioned employees
• Compliant Pay Plans that will also help you hire and retain top talent

For more than 30 years, automotive companies have called on FordHarrison to provide customized solutions to labor relations and employment law issues. FordHarrison attorneys work with automobile, truck and RV dealerships, multiple dealership companies, metropolitan area and state dealership associations and automotive parts manufacturers across the nation to solve a wide variety of labor and employment law matters, including union representation cases in both fixed operations and sales forces, wage and hour investigations, and employment discrimination claims.

FordHarrison LLP, was named Law Firm of the Year in Litigation – Labor & Employment in the 2017 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” It is the only firm to receive this recognition this year which makes the award a particularly significant achievement. FordHarrison is one of just five firms to receive this honor since the beginning of “Best Law Firms” in 2010.

Dealer 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 or by phone at 866-356-1735 or Karin Van Duyse at the RV Learning Center at kvanduyse@rvda.org or by phone at 703-591-7130.

RVDA, the National RV Dealers Association, is the national association representing RV retailers. The association's members include RV dealers, RV rental operators and RV aftermarket sales and service locations. For more information, visit www.rvda.org.

KPA is an RVDA-endorsed provider of Environmental Health and Safety and Human Resource Management software and consulting services. As an endorsed provider, KPA offers RVDA members a 5 percent discount on endorsed products and services purchased by RVDA members. KPA provides business services for more than 6,000 automotive, truck and equipment dealerships and service companies. To learn more, visit www.kpaonline.com or call 866-356-1735.

For more information about the RV Learning Center, go to www.rvlearningcenter.com. The RV Learning Center is a tax exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations.