ASCCA What You Need To KnowJuly 14, 2014
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! Read the report on the meeting by Jack Molodanof here.
NorCal Catching Up in Countertop Display Contest

The SoCal lead has gone from 8 to 3 in the space of a week. SoCal led 14-6 a week ago, but now they lead 15-12. The North is on the move!  The countertop display contest between the ASCCA's Northern California and Southern California shops got a boost from several Concord independent auto shops. Chapter reps from the losing region will serve winners sundae desserts at the September Team Weekend. The deadline to submit photos to ASCCA staff member Phil Boerner is September 12.


Contest Rules


Grandmothering Bill Signed: Takes Immediate Effect
Glen Dailey of Armstrong and Associates Insurance Services shared some important news about some changes in healthcare laws. 

SB 1446 (DeSaulnier) has been signed by Governor Brown 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 at (916) 286-0918.  

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).


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.


Click here to read their statement, and also read about previous members of the month.
How to Foster Employee Confidence (R+W Insider)
Shop owners need to realize the factors that create an environment that gives technicians every opportunity to earn a decent wage and feel confident and secure about the company they work for. It often boils down to labor production. So how do you improve labor production?
Recall Notices from the NHTSA
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution & Ralliart
Power Steering Pressure Tube may Chafe

Subaru: 2005-2009 Outback & Legacy; 2008-2011 Impreza; 2009-2013 Forester

Chrysler 2008-2010; Dodge 2008-2010
Ignition Switch may Turn Off
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In This Issue
BAR Advisory Group Meeting
Countertop Display Contest
Grandmothering Bill Signed
Minimum Wage Now $9 an Hour
Members of the Year
How to Foster Employee Confidence
Recalls from NHTSA

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