ASCCA What You Need To KnowJune 22, 2015

Do not forget that July 1 is the effective date of the new California Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law. ASCCA's lobbyist Jack Molodanof has this tip for ASCCA members: The Department of Industrial Relations has developed a set of FAQs on their website that will help you understand the requirements.

Division of Labor Standards Poster


July 1: Deadline for Board Nominations

The ASCCA is pleased to call for nominations for the 7 seats open for the 2016 Board of Directors. Participation on the ASCCA Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for automotive repair professionals to help guide the state's largest organization of independent auto shop owners in shaping the future of the industry and building a stronger industry. Board participation is a chance to grow personally and professionally, and to develop skills, experience and connections with a team of other passionate and motivated professionals. Applications are due July 1 and can be obtained via the link below.


Application for BOD


July 1: Points Go Down for Countertop Displays

There were no new developments this past week in ASCCA's countertop display contest and so the score remains NorCal 169, SoCal 139. From now until June 30 contest entries are worth 2 points (plus a bonus point for having both displays). Need a display? Have a contest photo to send in? Email [email protected].


Updates on the contest are posted on Facebook.


ASCCA's Facebook Page Has Lots of Conference Photos

You can view photos of the 2015 ASCCA Summer Conference in Irvine on ASCCA's Facebook page. This year summer conference was a fun, informative and exciting event. Attendees got to see friends from all over California. The Saturday evening gala was memorable. And special thanks to all the exhibitors and sponsors that made it possible.


Link to ASCCA Facebook Page


Donate to ASCCA's Advocacy Fund

We're approaching $4,000 in the ASCCA Advocacy Fund, thanks to the recent raffle at the summer conference! Thank you to everyone who has donated! ASCCA established this fund to enhance our advocacy with the state legislature (e.g., legislative advocate's travel, ASCCA's annual legislative day lobbying, Government Affairs Committee initiatives). Help us reach our goal of $30,000, donate today.


$15 Per Hour Minimum Wage in Los Angeles?
New! Dental and Vision Insurance for ASCCA Members 
ASCCA has a new member benefit: Group dental and vision benefits for you and your employees. ASCCA now has great dental and vision options to offer you through an agreement with Coremark Insurance Services. Details are provided in the brochure below. 

Click here for the brochure that covers the dental and vision program

Senate Confirms Appointment of DCA Director Awet Kidane
On June 12 the California State Senate confirmed Governor Brown's appointment of Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Director Awet Kidane. Pursuant to State law, Department Directors must be approved by a majority vote of the Senate within one year of assuming office. Kidane was appointed DCA Director in May 2014.

Smog DADdy Recertified for the Smog Check Program

Applus is pleased to announce that Smog DADdy has been the first DAD recertified for the Smog Check Program for 2015-2016. As shared by Tracy Renee on TeamTalk, Applus is having a recertification sale on full systems for a very limited time. Contact Lisa Meyer for more informaton.


BAR ET Blast #40885: Reprinting a VIR Due to Abandoned Tests
On Saturday June 13, 2015, the Southern California Vehicle Information Database (VID) experienced an outage from 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. During this outage, vehicles passing their BAR-OIS inspection were issued a certificate, but a Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) would not print. SGS has recreated VIRs for these inspections, therefore you must reprint VIRs for your records and if necessary, for the customer.
iATN Discounts Available to ASCCA Members

The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) is the world's first and largest online network of automotive service industry professionals. Since 1995, iATN has been providing outstanding service industry resources to members worldwide. ASCCA members can enjoy a $9-per-month discount off of the regular price of iATN Business+ premium membership, at $45-per-month.  This membership provides your shop with up to 5 premium access accounts.

Link to iATN's website


Help ASCCA Grow with the Special Membership Drive Tied to ASCCA's 75th Anniversary

To commemorate ASCCA's 75th Anniversary and help grow our members, our Board of Directors approved a limited offer to new members: $75 membership, starting now! Help us grow the association by recruiting new members! Chapters can sweeten the pot by adding their own incentive. Fine print: $55 application fee applies; Canceled members in the last 12 months are not eligible; No point/spiff for One Member Can! campaign; Regular (ARD) members only.


Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) for Discounted Courses

Seminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,500. ASCCA members pay only $950 per attendee!


Click here to take advantage of this offer


G&K Services' First Aid Services Improve Workplace Safety
G&K Services offers several first aid kits and cabinets for mobile units and shops, which exceed all industry regulations, including OSHA and ANSI standards. Other new products include blood borne pathogen kits and a first aid responder eye wash station. For more information, email Leslie Kipnis or call 949-877-2750, or email Kathryn Kuskie or call 562-246-3022.

Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

Armstrong & Associates

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In This Issue
July 1: Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Starts
Call for Board Nominations
Contest Update
Summer Conference a Success!
Legislative Advocacy Fund
$15 an Hour Minimum Wage in L.A.?
New! Dental and Vision Insurance
Senate Confirms DCA Director
Smog DADdy Recertified for 2015-2016
Some VIRs Must be Reprinted
iATN Discounts for ASCCA Members
New $75 Membership Drive
ESi Courses at a Discount!
G&K Services New Products


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