IDA members often have questions pertaining to wage and hour issues. The U S Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division has published numerous fact sheets that address these issues. To learn more, go to www.wagehour.dol.gov.
Additionally, check out the article, “Navigating the Fair Labor Standards Act: Understanding Federal Overtime Regulations” by Brian Schoolman. International Door & Operator Industry, Volume 47, Issue 4, 2014.
It has been reported that News 4 in San Antonio aired a story on its May 7th 10 pm news program pertaining to the garage door being an easy entryway into a house. The reporter’s suggested solution was to use a zip-tie and cut off the emergency release rope and handle.
Similar news stories have appeared in other cities within the United States.
An IDA member in San Antonio crafted a written reply, and posted it on his company’s Facebook account. In addition, he sent an email to the reporter explaining his position in detail. In the San Antonio Dealer’s response, he stated, “…the solution presented is a very dangerous one because the emergency release on the garage door opener is designed to help save lives in case a child or pet is accidentally pinned underneath the garage door or also in case of emergency exit out of the garage.”
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Dealer FIT is an invaluable managerial tool that allows you to compare financial and managerial results of your dealership against the industry norm for dealers with similar sales volumes and similar types of sales activities. Those who participate in the Dealer FIT Survey have all the statistics relating to garage door dealership’s financial and operating characteristics. Join today! It’s quick, easy and FREE to all IDA Dealer Members. In addition to our in depth spreadsheet analysis, the new Dealer FIT report now features many full color graphs and charts. Click here for more information.
Door Maintenance Tips…some valuable tips on steps you can take to enhance the operation of your garage door.
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