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Monthly Archives: October 2014

iATN Offers Special ASCCA Discount

ASCCA members are eligible for an added benefit on iATN. The benefit comes at no additional cost to those already subscribing to iATN at the Business level. This benefit allows you to upgrade your account to the new Business+ level at the same rate as the iATN Business plan @ $36/mo. Not only will you save $9/mo. on the regular rate for Business+, you will be able to grant premium access to each of your employees’ individual accounts (for a total of 5) so they can enjoy premium access, allowing them to stay up to date with current trends in: Diagnostics – learn from their peers sharing diagnostic procedures Tools & Techniques – use iATN’s new waveform library data sharing system Analytics – discover new ways to address vehicle concerns Knowledge Base – Access to over 3.8 million data asset items Shop Management – Discuss challenges and solutions with fellow shop owners and managers Industry Events – Stay up to date with training events being ... read more

ASCCA Member Exclusive Discount Offer on DAD

ASCCA Member Exclusive Discount Offer on DAD

AESwave is proud to offer ASCCA members a 15% discount off the price of an IMclean DAD. The IMclean DAD (Data Acquisition Device) has been engineered by Drew Technologies and was certified by the BAR on June 20, 2014. To purchase at this time-limited, discounted price contact AESwave.com at 877-351-9573 or visit http://AESwave.com/ASCCA

Shop Amazon and Support ASCCA

Shop Amazon and Support ASCCA

Help Brand ASCCA! Use the New ASCCA “Chalk on the Floor” Video

Help Brand ASCCA! Use the New ASCCA “Chalk on the Floor” Video

This promotional video is available for members to put on their own websites and social media pages, and possibly buy commercial air time. You can tag information about your shop to the last 5 seconds of the ad. To get the video emailed to you, email the ASCCA staff at [email protected]. To have the video tagged for your shop, which costs only $50, contact Bob Harris at [email protected]

Phillips 66 – Special pricing on Kendall brand motor oil available to ASCCA members.

Phillips 66 – Special pricing on Kendall brand motor oil available to ASCCA members.

Contact Howie Klein, P66 Lubricants: SCAL, [email protected], c: 951-903-466; efax 91

Minimum Wage Increase on July 1st Prompts Posting Requirement

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. Click on the attachment below for the official notice for all employers to post or distribute explaining the minimum wage increase (be sure to document that you did it). Official Minimum Wage Notice California employers should ensure that all hours worked as of July 1, 2014 are paid at the new higher rate. Employers should also review base salaries for all exempt employees to ensure they still qualify as exempt employees (i.e., they are paid at least two times the minimum wage, which works out to $37,440 annually). The minimum wage will increase again to $10 an hour on January

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. SB 1446 only applies if the small business had not already purchased an ACA-compliant policy. If you need help or have questions please contact Mat Nabity of Armstrong and Associates Insurance Services at (916)

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

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

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