Automotive Service Councils of California


January 3, 2014

New California Employment Laws for 2014

California employers and employers with business in California should be aware of a number of new employment laws in the state, many of which took effect January 1, 2014. California's new labor and employment laws include a higher minimum wage, more powerful whistleblower protections and new immigration status-related protections for employees.

Minimum Wage Increases on July 1, 2014 and January 1, 2016

AB 10 raises California's minimum wage of $8.00/hour to $9.00/hour on July 1, 2014, and to $10.00/hour on January 1, 2016.

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ASCCA Part of Task Force to Assure Compliance with New  Brake Pad Law in California

The ASCCA was one of the members of an automotive aftermarket task force, comprised of national and state automotive associations, that helped create a new website with information on the Copper Free Brake Pad regulations. The website,, is now live and contains information and links to help service providers know what to expect regarding the sale and installation of brake pads in California.
In 2010, California passed a law requiring that brake pads sold or installed in the state have reduced levels of copper and other heavy metals. The new brake rules place significant compliance requirements on brake pad installers, among others. California is providing content for the website and the ASCCA encourages visitors to use the information to ensure their compliance with the legislation.

ASCCA Members May Be Able to Shield Themselves from Looming Insurance Rate Hikes

California's State Compensation Insurance Fund is planning to increase its overall rates by 6.5% this month. State Funds will be following this up by raising it rates again in March, and also plans to make changes to its group plans. 
Fortunately, ASCCA members can receive deep discounts on their workers comp premiums through our insurance partner, Armstrong & Associates. Contact Glen Dailey today at 800.632.2777 or 916.286.0925, or by email to learn how Armstrong can save you money. 

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In This Issue
New California Employment Laws for 2014
ASCCA Helps Create Website for Compliance with Brake Pad Law
Armstrong & Associates Can Help with Workers Comp Rates
January Member of the Month
Auto Industry Trends for 2014
Calendar of Events

January's Member of the Month: Robert Salerno

Announcing Honorary Lifetime member Robert Salerno of Salerno's Auto Service Center in Redlands, CA. Stay tuned for next week's edition of "What You Need to Know" for more information about our esteemed member.
5 Auto Industry Trends to Watch for in 2014
- Urban driving will decline - China looms large - Fuel economy matters - Self-driving cars are works in progress - Fuel cells are coming

Calendar of Events

Team Weekend 

February 8-9, 2014
Embassy Suites, Sacramento 

2014 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Summit
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Embassy Suites, Sacramento, CA
Sponsored by ASCCA, CAWA, AAIA, CAT, and CalABC 
2014 Industry Summit Agenda 


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Thank You ASCCA Diamond Sponsors!

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Founded in 1940, the Automotive Service Councils of California is the largest independent automotive repair organization in California. Its members represent all areas of the automotive repair industry, including mechanical, auto body, suppliers and educators.