January 31, 2018
Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura & Clark Counties
Teachers are excited about more than 8.5 x 11 Paper & Members made this happen!

Teachers drove off happy with cars full of paper and grateful for the annual R.A.I.S.E. Foundation Surplus Drive. All of this would have not been made possible without the generous donations from members and to our gracious host, Advantage, Inc. in Anaheim.

Thank you to our contributors:
Grateful Schools:
Bernardo Yorba Middle School
Bethel Christian Schools
Canyon High School
Eagle Rock High School
El Camino Real Charter High School
El Dorado High School
Esperanza High School
Fullerton College
Hollydale: PUSD
La Vista High School
Lynwood High School
Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School
Mark Keppel High School
Nogales High School
Pasadena City College
Roosevelt Middle School
Rosewood Park School
San Jose Charter Academy
Santa Paula High School
Sierra Middle School
Silverado High School
Temple City High School
Temple City High School
Tuffree Middle School
University High School
Valencia High School
Victor Valley High School
Walter Reed Middle School
Warren High School
Yorba Linda High School
Annual CA Earned Income Tax Credit Form Reminder
Just a reminder for members that Form W-2’s or Forms 1099 are due no later than today, January 31 of any given year. With that being said, another form that is essential in California is the CA Earned Income Tax Credit Notice. The EITC is a tax credit available to workers who do not exceed specific salary and investment income thresholds, have valid social security numbers and meet certain other requirements.

California law requires that employers provide the notice of possible federal and CA EITC eligibility to every employee and that this notification must be made in writing, either in person or via first class mail within a week before or after the employer provides an annual wage summary (Form W-2’s or Forms 1099). A posting in the office will be considered insufficient. Sample language for this notification form can be obtained in Section 19854 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code.

Questions? Contact Cheryl Chong, 323.728.9500, Ext. 218.
Post Injury/Illness Summary Beginning February 1st
If you have more than 10 full time employees, you will need to complete, sign, and post OSHA's Form 300A beginning February 1, 2018. Form 300A summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2017. Work-related injuries and illness must be recorded on OSHA’s Form 300 if they result in death, loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted work activity or job transfer, or medical treatment beyond first aid.

Each year, between Feb. 1 and April 30, the Form 300A must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements.

Visit OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule webpage for more information on recordkeeping requirements or feel free to contact the EHS Department at ehs@printing.org.
And the Grammy goes to...
Stoughton Printing Company created two projects which won Grammy’s this past Sunday.

The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package


Father John Misty’s “Pure Comedy” for Best Recording Packaging

Congratulations Stoughton Printing Company!
(Photo Credit: Stoughton Printing Instagram )
Now it's your turn to win an award! Enter your best printed pieces from 2017 into the Regional Printing Competition, the Print Excellence Awards. Deadline: Friday, February 16 th
The 14th Annual Print Excellence Awards Competition is almost here! Deadline to enter this competition will be Friday, February 16, 2018 by 4:00 pm. When you enter, you will gain the benefits of one of the most powerful promotional tools your business can have to show off your capabilities; the creativity and efficiency of your employees; and a testimony that could secure new clients.

Winning a Best of Category, People’s Choice, Specialty Awards, Award of Excellence or Certificate of Merit, confirms that quality, efficiency, and high standards are your company’s goals. So start saving your samples and keep an eye out for the “Call for Entries” brochure in your mail this January.

Questions? Contact Kristy Villanueva at 323.728.9500, ext. 215.
Test Empowerment with this Question
You may tell yourself that your employees are empowered, but here is one test: Do they make mistakes? Not minor mistakes, spilling coffee all over the copier, but mistakes that come from taking chances, like trying to sell a product in a new market. If they never fail, they may not feel safe taking any risks. Examine your own reaction to mistakes and failures to be sure you’re not telling your people not to trust their judgement.

Adapted from the Ezine Articles website
Order your 2018 Labor Law Posters!
With the new year upon us, as a business, one of the main things to remember is that compliance is key. Many regulations have been updated or introduced for California in 2018. Your 2017 posters will now be considered outdated and you will not be in compliance.

All California businesses must display up-to-date labor and safety notices where all employees can see them to be in compliance with federal and state laws.

Therefore, the 2017 all-in-one poster no longer meets the federal and state 2018 requirements. Updated posters include the following important revisions:
  • CA Minimum Wage Notice
  • CA Transgender Rights

Companies will also have to update their Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order (#1 Manufacturing or #4 Administrative) given the new state minimum wage increases.

Some companies may also be required to display additional notices depending on their operation, such as forklift safety, fire extinguisher use, safe lifting, and blood borne pathogens.

To order your posters, download the order for here or contact Emily Holguin, 323.728.9500, Ext. 262.
Quote of the Week
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
~Richard Branson