Contents

MAY 2016 | VOL. 46 ISSUE 5

COLUMNS

Focus

The increasing use of independent contractors signals a potentially harmful return to former work arrangements.

Tech Today

Care must be taken when specifying asphalt shingles for wind resistance.

Capitol Hill

The Department of Labor has issued a new rule expanding employers' disclosure requirements under federal labor laws.

As I was saying …

Midsized companies are facing increased pressure to compete with the successes of large and small companies.

DEPARTMENTS

FEATURES

Federal and state governments tackle intentional employee misclassifications within the underground construction economy.

An unfair market - Federal and state governments are cracking down on the underground construction economy

Roofing contractors who seek to improve their customer service can learn a lesson from a trip to the grocery store.

Exemplary service - What roofing contractors can learn from a trip to the grocery store

United Materials LLC, Denver, installs hexagonal concrete-composite roof panels on the Science Pyramid at Denver Botanic Gardens.

A roofing wonder - United Materials helps construct the Science Pyramid at Denver Botanic Gardens

Success in the roofing industry depends on learning best practices for business management.

A better way - Being successful in the roofing industry depends on learning best practices for business management

Understanding the five most common mistakes made during slate roof system installations can help increase these roof systems' lifespans.

The installation checklist - How to avoid five common slate roof system installation mistakes