As a watchdog for the industry’s best interests, I feel compelled to tell you about an example of this. Recently, one of our members missed the scale set for them by $0.33/hour on a job with 11 man hours. The Department of Labor attorney caught this and the NSCA member ended up paying more than $8,000 in legal fees and fines for not paying its techs $0.33 more per hour on that job.
So, I’m sort of okay with the concept; I’m just very worried that our members aren’t as savvy as they should be in knowing about the SIC code for our work and the documentation for these projects. Without question, the current political climate favors more, not less, of these projects, which will bring new project opportunities to our members. But, please keep a watchful eye for these requirements in the front end of the specs on every job you bid. CW