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Highlights of AB 1522 (Employment Paid Sick Days)

This bill was recently signed by the Governor into law and takes effect July 1, 2015. Please visit our  Legislation page for more information. 

See link below for complete text of the new paid sick days law

AB 1522 Assembly Bill – CHAPTERED

ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute Exclusive ASCCA Member Offer Receive Over $50 Off!!

This is a new member benefit! Courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members will pay only $95 per attendee! The number of ASCCA discounted courses is limited, so register today!

To take advantage of this member discount, email Sarah Spencer at  sspencer@amgroup.us or call 800.810.4272 x133. 
(You cannot register for these courses through the ESi website.)

Member Benefit Extended!

ASCCA Discount on DAD Device Good Through 12/31/14

To obtain the discount, Applus Technologies asks that ASCCA members wishing to purchase the units order on their website  www.smogdaddy.com and enter promotion code "ASCCA" in the appropriate space on the order form.  Applus Technologies, Inc.

ASCCA Presence at July 9th BAR Advisory Group Meeting Critical for Independent Auto Shops

Seven representatives of ASCCA were at the July 9 BAR Advisory Group (BAG) meeting and this proved to be critical as without their presence the interests of independent auto shops would not have been addressed. Thank you Jack Molodanof, Craig Johnson, Mary Kemnitz, Margie van Lierop, Craig Wells, Ted Walters and Jay Jefferson!

GRANDMOTHERING BILL SIGNED: TAKES IMMEDIATE EFFECT

July 8, 2014 - SB 1446 (DeSaulnier) has been signed by Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. to provide some small employers with non-grandfathered health insurance policies in effect as of December 31, 2013, the option to renew their existing coverage for one year, rather than be required to move to new coverage by the end of 2014. SB 1446's extension will be of direct help to some small California employers who opted to early renew their health coverage in 2013. Many of these employers were facing above normal increases under the new ACA plans in 2014.

ASCCA Members of the Year Larry and Laurie Moore!

Larry and Laurie Moore, of Larry's AutoWorks in Mountain View, the ASCCA Members of the Month in September 2013, were recognized at the summer conference as ASCCA's Members of the Year. The Member of the Year is chosen from among all the Members of the Month in the previous  fiscal year.

Minimum Wage Increase on July 1st Prompts Posting Requirement

 On TeamTalk this week, Stuart Terry sent a reminder that employees must receive notice from their employer of the scheduled change of pay rate because on July 1, the minimum wage in California increased from $8 per hour to $9 per hour.

ASCCA Launches Countertop Display Contest! Send Your Entry Today!

The ASCCA is holding a contest to promote member use of the new countertop displays that were included in the spring issue of The California Independent. It's Northern California vs. Southern California shops, and the losers will serve winners sundae desserts at the Team Weekend in September, at the Chapter Representatives Meeting. Shops are to submit photos of their countertop display to ASCCA staff member Phil Boerner at  pboerner@amgroup.us.

ASCCA Attends the California Small Business Day!

ASCCA was well represented at the California Small Business Day event held today at the Sheraton Grand Ballroom, Sacramento, CA.  The event honored small business throughout the State who were selected as the Small Business of the Year in their district and were selected by their Legislator.

Attendees were addressed by several key legislators and government small business representatives including: