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 .

RV Learning Center/KPA Webinar to Cover California Overtime Pay

Mon Apr 16, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

The California Supreme Court has adopted a new method for employers to calculate overtime that went into effect immediately. RV industry leaders are invited to participate in a free webinar to ensure that compliance.

The webinar is offered at several times to accommodate as many people as possible.

Attendees will learn:
• What the California Supreme Court’s decision in Alvarado v. Dart Container means to you
• How to calculate overtime bonuses
• Tips for compensation compliance
• How the U.S. Supreme Court ruling about dealership service advisers being exempt from overtime factors into all this

Presenter Alexandria Witte will lead the webinar Tuesday, April 17, from 2 to 3 p.m., and on Tuesday, April 24, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Witte, senior associate of FordHarrison, has significant experience defending against single plaintiff claims for violations of California’s wage-and-hour laws including claims for missed meal and rest breaks, unpaid overtime, business expense reimbursements, and misclassification, as well as claims for wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, and discrimination. She has been named by Super Lawyers as a "Southern California Rising Star" 2014–2017.

Those who can't participate in the webinar live can still register and view the materials later. Dealer webinars are provided by RVDA’s strategic partner KPA as part of the array of educational offerings available through the RV Learning Center. Contact Allyson Lewis at Alewis@kpaonline.com, or (866) 356-1735, or Karin Van Duyse at the RV Learning Center at kvanduyse@rvda.org.

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 RVDA.org.

KPA is an RVDA endorsed provider of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Human Resource (HR) Management software and consulting services. As an endorsed provider, KPA offers RVDA members a five 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 KPAonline.com or call (866) 356-1735.

For more information about the RV Learning Center, go to RVlearningcenter.com.