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January 27, 2016
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!



PIASC OFFERS PARTIAL FUNDING TO PIASC MEMBERS ATTENDING THE PRESIDENT’S CONFERENCE

By popular demand. PIA is bringing back the President’s Conference, and we are thrilled that the conference will be held in Palm Desert, California, starting March 6th through the 9th, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa and hope to see you there.

Please note that PIASC members will receive a $200 grant toward registration. To take advantage of the grant, all you have to do is register by contacting Socorro Garcia at 323.728.9500, Ext. 229.

All members are encouraged to attend this outstanding program. The President’s Conference is the event for business leaders, top managers, and owners of companies that offer printing services. Join us as we help to enforce leadership skills and provide essential information on the latest industry technologies through exclusive networking opportunities, high-profile industry speakers and three enticing session tracks!

  1. Leadership
  2. Business Development
  3. Finance

Before the President’s Conference kicks off, you have a unique opportunity to play golf and network with your industry peers on Sunday, March 6, 2016.

The President’s Conference is a top-notch program developed “by and for printers” with the help of a superb advisory group of leaders from our membership.

To take advantage of the $200.00 grant, please contact Socorro Garcia at 323.728.9500, Ext. 229.

Help us offer a warm welcome to members of other affiliates by being present at the President’s Conference especially when it is being held in sunny California.

For details and speaker info, click here.

 












 
REMINDER: POST OSHA FORM 300A

OSHA requires that employers post from February 1 to April 30, 2016 a summary of the job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred last year. Employers are only required to post the Summary (OSHA Form 300A), not the OSHA 300 Log.

Those employers with 10 or fewer employees are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements.

The summary must list the total numbers of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2015 and were logged on the OSHA 300 form. Employment information about annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is also required.

Companies with no recordable injuries or illnesses in 2015 must post the form with zeros on the total line. All establishment summaries must be certified by a company executive.

You can download the forms from at pic-gov.org under the Safety section at Form 300.

 

PAY ON TERMINATION

If an employee is terminated, the California Labor Code requires that the employee receive all of their pay for time worked as well as their accrued vacation pay and paid sick leave on their last day of work. Failure to make this payment exposes the employer to penalties under the law. If the terminated employee is one of long service or a protected group, consideration should be given to making a severance pay offer conditioned on a proper release. In all cases, the terminated employee should be reminded that they are entitled to Unemployment Insurance, that they have COBRA extension rights for their health coverage, and that they can use the employer as a reference as it is in the employer’s interest that the terminated employee find other employment rather than pursue a wrongful termination action. Call Cheryl Chong at 323.728.9500, Ext. 218, if you have any questions.

 

HELP US RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS AND MAKE MONEY!

We ask PIASC members to help us grow by referring any companies you know that may benefit from membership. Your industry friend will receive one month free membership; you will receive $100.00 credit toward the payment of your membership dues, and PIASC’s membership will grow, making it easier to offer even better discount programs to its members.

It’s a WIN, WIN dealso contact the shop down the street and refer them to Ara Izquierdo at 323.728.9500, Ext. 216. Once they sign up as a member, you will receive the $100 credit and your industry friend will receive one month free membership dues.

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO A RICOH SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE FEBRUARY 4, 2016 AT THE FULLERTON HOTEL IN FULLERTON

You are cordially invited to join Ricoh, Kelly Paper and DUPLO to explore industry-leading technology at the RICOH Solutions Showcase on Thursday, February 4, 2016, starting at 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at The Fullerton Hotel, in Fullerton. Complimentary lunch is included.

This only executive-focused event, will give you a unique opportunity to evaluate new solutions, network with other industry leaders and learn innovative ways to grow your business.

Special Application Workshop – Pro C7110x: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Come and experience the revolutionary new Clear and White Toner capability of the Pro C7110x to create incredible new designs and attract new customers. REGISTER HERE TODAY >> and let them know you are a PIASC member.

 

DO YOU OWE TAXES FOR 2015? PICU CAN HELP!

If you need money to pay 2015 taxes, don’t worry, the Printing Industries Credit Union has the perfect Tax Loan for you with a low rate of 9.99 APR* for 36 months, minimum loan amount of $2,000 (maximum loan amount $10,000).

Please note that all checks are made payable to the state or IRS. Contact a PICU representative today at one of the following numbers: Riverside, 951.781.0981; Commerce, 323.728.1866 and Toll-free at 800.479.7837.

 

 

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Work organizes life. It gives structure and discipline to life.
~Bill Clinton

 

BUYING POWER OF THE MONTH

 

 

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Contact Emily Holguin, Ext. 262

February 3rd | 9am
PIASC Conference Room, 5800 S. Eastern Ave, #400, Los Angeles, CA 90040

February 3rd | 1pm
PIASC Conference Room, 5800 S. Eastern Ave, #400, Los Angeles, CA 90040


Print Excellence Awards Call for Entries Deadline
Friday, February 12th | 4:00pm


WEBINAR: Top Ten Cal/OSHA Citations and How to Avoid Them
Thursday, February 25th | 11:00am- FREE!


President's Conference
March 6-9th
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, CA


2016 Graphics Night
Sponsorship Available!
April 8th
Pacific Palms Resort, Industry Hills


Private Turn-Key Tour of DRUPA
June 1-6th
Dusseldorf, Germany

 

WEBINARS

The PMP Exam Has Changed! What Does that Mean for You?
Friday, January 29th | 9:30 AM | FREE!


Top Ten Cal/OSHA Citations and How to Avoid Them
Thursday, February 25th | 11:00 AM- FREE!


Conflict Recognition and Resolution
Tuesday, June 7th | 8:00 AM | FREE!

 

Contact

Ara Izquierdo
5800 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90040
(323) 728-9500