Capitol Hill

Stop burdensome regulations

Roofing contractors currently must contend with an unprecedented combination of federal regulations that affect daily business operations in a variety of ways. Recognizing the concerns of its members, NRCA has increased its efforts to combat burdensome and counterproductive rules in the regulatory and legislative arenas.

Regulatory burdens

Of concern are regulations recently issued by numerous federal agencies, including the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, employers face great uncertainty over thousands of pages of new rules now being drafted to implement the 2010 health care law that will impose new government mandates on employers beginning in 2014.

The cumulative burden of regulations recently issued on employers in the roofing industry, as well as proposals in the pipeline, is staggering. This regulatory onslaught is a major factor contributing to the difficulties employers face in the current economy, making it more difficult than ever for entrepreneurs to start or grow businesses.