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Associations Sue to Halt Overtime Bill


The National Association of Home Builders and Associated Builders and Contractors joined 21 states and numerous other associations and business groups in a lawsuit to prevent the Department of Labor from implementing the new overtime rule as of December 1. The rule more than doubles the current salary threshold to fall under to receive mandated overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476. NAHB supports the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act, which would increase the salary threshold gradually over the course of three years to reach $47,476.,



The American Society of Concrete Contractors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of concrete contractors, is taking the Concrete Polishing Association of America under its umbrella. CPAA will become the Concrete Polishing Council, a specialty council of ASCC, joining the Decorative Concrete Council, the Safety & Risk Management Council, and the Manufacturer's Advisory Council.,

IA and AOLP Join Forces


The Irrigation Association and the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals have created an affiliation to bring the irrigation and lighting industries together through education, certification, and knowledge sharing.

The first byproduct of this is the offering of the certified low voltage lighting technician exam at the 2016 Irrigation Show in Las Vegas, which runs Dec. 5-9. Created to address the lack of standards for low voltage outdoor lighting, the CLVLT exam is administered by AOLP to measure the knowledge and capabilities of applicants regarding 12-volt systems. Register for the exam taking place on Dec. 6 at

In addition, there will be three wiring education programs offered at the Irrigation Show: Electrical Troubleshooting Diagnosing Field Wiring Problems (Dec. 5, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.), Advanced Irrigation Wiring Methods and Troubleshooting (Dec. 5, 1 - 5 p.m.), and Two-Wire Technology Systems for Landscapes (Dec. 7, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.). Each half-day session will help diagnose and prevent wiring and electrical problems. Courses are $125 for members and $165 for nonmembers.,

As seen in LC/DBM magazine, October 2016.

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