ASCCA What You Need To Know January 10, 2017
ASCCA's California Independent is Out!
The Last Issue for 2016.
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The final 2016 issue of The California Independent, ASCCA's digital magazine, is out for your reading pleasure!
Enjoy articles like Dennis Montalbano's Outgoing President's Message, Team Weekend Recaps, New CA Laws for 2017, Acquiring & Retaining Your Best Customers, and more!
Feel free to share the link below with your colleagues or anyone you think might be interested in ASCCA.
Featured Remarkable Results Radio Podcast - Jerry Kubitsky
Jerry Kubitsky of Summit Transmissions has toughed through a few challenges in his business career. From having to buyout a partner, to closing a store to a fire in August 2016 that closed the shop for a month; Jerry has survived and continues to prosper where others would have thrown in the towel.
Department of Labor Continues with Appeal of Overtime Rule Injunction
A lot has happened over the holidays, especially in regard to the federal overtime rule.  First, let's recap where employers last left off with the rule.  
On November 22, 2016, U.S. Judge Amos Mazzant in Texas issued a preliminary injunction to temporarily block the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing and enforcing its Final Overtime Rule nationally. The new overtime rule would have required employers to start paying overtime to workers earning salaries of less than $47,476 a year.  As a result of the injunction, employers currently do not need to comply by the original December 1 effective date. 
However, the Justice Department, on behalf of DOL, filed a notice of appeal on Thursday, December 1, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to defend the Obama administration overtime rule.   
More recent developments
On December 8, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit announced that it would fast-track the DOL appeal. The briefing of the appeal and oral arguments will not occur until January 31, 2017, which takes place after the presidential administration has changed. 
As of right now, the future of the rule is still extremely uncertain. President-elect Donald Trump has already threatened to scrap the measure. His nominee for Secretary of Labor, which is the top position at the DOL, is Andrew Puzder, a fast-food CEO, who is a vocal critic of the overtime rules change.  
The best thing for employers to do right now is to continue with plans they made after the rule was blocked from taking effect. If you want to learn more about the Overtime Rule as it was originally written, we suggest that you visit the  DOL website . You can also find news about the appeal at  HR Daily Advisor . ASCCA will continue to keep you informed about any further updates. 
Free Teleforum - Top Business Challenges for 2017
January 13 - Register Today
The Auto Care Association Manufacturers' Rep Council, in conjunction with SalesWise, is offering a series of free one-hour teleforums to help our members move their business to the next level. It's easy! All you need is a phone -- you can be anywhere!
Top Business Challenges for 2017:
Friday, January 13th, 2017, 10am PT
The panelists will be:
  • Larry Pavey,President, Federated Auto Parts Distributors, Inc.
  • Mike Kealy, Vice President - Product, Dorman Products, Inc.
  • Jim Dykstra, Owner, Dytech
Even if you can't "attend," please register.  That way, you will get the link to the recording so you can listen at your convenience and you won't miss a thing.
To register, please visit:
ASCCA 2017 Raffle Sponsored by AESWave
We are excited to announce an ASCCA raffle sponsored by AESWave!
The prize is a 4-channel PicoScope Starter Diagnostic Kit (Foam) (retail price $1,705.00) & Pico 3 axis NVH Accelerometer Kit with Microphone in Foam (retail price $819.00).
Tickets are $25, and the drawing will take place at a Team Weekend on February 25, 2017 (you do not need to be present to win).
Proceeds will benefit ASCCA & Your Local Chapters ($5 of every ticket sold will go to your local chapter).
ASCCA recently announced its newest corporate sponsorship with Shop-Ware Inc., an innovative company that delivers cutting-edge shop management software. The shop management software promotes business wellness and maximizes productivity by casting traditional best practices in paperless, cloud-based applications. Founder Carolyn Coquillette, an ASCCA member and owner of Luscious Garage in San Francisco, is assisted by Chip Keen, former owner of Hansville Repair and founder/developer of Garage Operator.
Check out their shop management software that meets cutting-edge web technology by visiting As a member benefit, all ASCCA members would receive their PRO plan at the SMS price for the first 6 months, saving you $900! Don't let this special offer pass you by.
AESWave Special Promotional Offer - Exclusively for ASCCA
AESWave is offering a special discount to ASCCA Members on their  diagnostic tools that includes:
4-channel PicoScope Starter Diagnostic Kit (Foam)
(retail price $1,705.00) &  Pico 3 axis NVH Accelerometer Kit with Microphone in Foam
(retail price $819.00)
Note: This is the same package featured in the ASCCA raffle
Promotional price $1,800
You save - $724!
* This is a pre-order and the sale price is contingent on a minimum of six members participating in the promotional offer before 2/28/17
(Your payment will not be processed until six members have participated.)
Click here  for more information and to place your pre-order!
New ASCCA Member Benefit - HR 360
HR 360 is free to any member who wishes to use it.  The program is offered via CoreMark, our ASCCA endorsed health benefits provider. 
In order to access this free benefit, ASCCA members need to contact Mat Nabity directly:
Mat Nabity
Click here to view the flyer with more information.
Office Depot Deals Available Exclusively to ASCCA Members
ASCCA has worked with Office Depot to secure pricing so good that it rivals Fortune 500 pricing on each and every item that you purchase. If you haven't already, contact  Bill Lewis , the ASCCA's Business Account Manager:
855.337.6811 x 16116
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
January 10: Chapter  16  Meeting
January 11: Chapter 42 Meeting
January 12: Chapters 6 and 25 Meetings
January 17: Chapters  14, 18 and 24  Meetings
January 18: Chapter 48 Meeting
January 19: Chapter 28 Meeting

Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) in 2017 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


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


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In This Issue
ASCCA's California Independent is Out
Remarkable Results Radio Podcast
Appeal of Overtime Rule
Free Teleforum


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