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September 14, 2016
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!



FIND THE RIGHT INSURANCE COVERAGE... ATTEND PIBT INTRODUCTION MEETINGS SCHEDULED IN OCTOBER

Whether you and your employees are covered through PIBT or would like to know more about its costs containment programs and excellent customer service, you are encouraged to join us at one of the PIBT’s Annual Benefits Introduction Meetings for a complimentary continental breakfast and up-to-date information on PIBT’s programs!

Attending these meetings will better equip you to select the most effective plans to offer to your employees in 2017. Our professional staff and insurance providers’ representatives will be at hand to answer any questions you may have.

Get Connected... the Power is yours!

Meetings are held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the dates and locations listed below. Please mark your calendars now and plan to attend.

October 6, 2016 – Embassy Suites, Brea, 900 E. Birch St., Brea, CA 92821
October 11, 2016 – Hilton LA North/Glendale, 100 W. Glenoaks, CA 91202
October 13, 2016 – Courtyard Marriott, 8651 Spectrum Center Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123
October 25, 2016 – PIASC Conference Room, 5800 S. Eastern Ave., Commerce, CA 90040

The meetings are free but you must pre-register. Register now.











 
NEW STATE LAW: ELECTRONIC FILE AND PAY REQUIREMENT (ASSEMBLY BILL 1245)

Employers will soon be required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department. Here’s the schedule:

  • Beginning January 1, 2017, employers with 10 or more employees will be required to electronically file and pay.
  • Beginning January 1, 2018, all remaining employers will be required to electronically file and pay.

This mandate contains a waiver provision for employers who are unable to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits.

The EDD is accepting waiver requests from employers now. To request a waiver, employers must complete and submit the E-file and E-pay Mandate Waiver Request (DE 1245W).

There are penalties for non-compliance of this mandate. To avoid the penalties enroll in e-Services for Business. >>LEARN MORE

 

PASSION FOR PRINT REMAINS IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

For the 53rd year, GDUSA has conducted a reader survey about print design. When print was predominant, their surveys got into the weeds: details about projects, presses, papers, practices. Today, print is an option and a choice and, therefore, the survey focuses on existential questions: print's role, purpose and future. The 2016 results and comments are both suggestive and informative.

  • First, print remains crucial as to how professional graphic designers make a living. More than 9-in-10 designers work in print as part of their mix and nearly 3-in-4 projects involve a print component.
     
  • Second, designers retain responsibility and control for large swaths of the print process, with roughly 8-in-10 involved in print buying and paper specification.
     
  • Third, designers believe print perseveres because of its classic strengths. Foremost is touch—sensual, physical, real, permanent, credible—the human connection that is missing in the virtual world.
     
  • Fourth, these classic strengths are amplified by context. In today’s digital clutter, and the current rush to social media, print has the potential to stand out and be special—fresh, welcome, surprising, disruptive, personal, engaging, meaningful, a statement that a brand values itself and its customers.
     
  • Fifth, it follows that print lends itself to certain audiences and offerings where the communication needs to be retained, contemplated or trusted: luxury goods and premium services, fundraising and memberships, event invites and announcements, real estate and capital equipment purchases, fashion and cosmetics, law and medicine, real estate and investments, music and art, are telling examples.
     
  • Sixth, print’s special role comes with responsibility: superior print design, well-crafted production, strategic deployment, sustainable manufacture and distribution matter asmuch, perhaps more, than ever. >>LEARN MORE

Source: GDUSA

 

BEWARE OF SIMPLE MANAGEMENT MISTAKES

No manager is perfect, but even the best managers can slip into bad habits if they’re not careful. Look at your performance to make sure you’re not making any of these common leadership mistakes:

  • Not clarifying expectations. Let employees know your requirements—and the consequences for not meeting them.
     
  • No goals. Give employees concrete goals to work toward that will help them develop their skills.
     
  • Over preparation. When launching a big project, don’t spend too much time making sure everything’s perfect before you begin. Concentrate on the basics and get going.

 

CLOUD BASED PRESS SIMULATOR FOR STUDENTS

Now that school is back in session, it’s time to start thinking about how we can better prepare the next generation in print. Printing Industries of America recently introduced a new tool to do just that.

The cloud-based version of the print simulator makes practicing on a realistic press a reality for students. The program will run on any web browser on any computer—including Macs and PCs—giving educators a new, low-cost option for teaching on a full-featured press without the need for floor space and a significantly lower monetary investment.

Share this information with a graphic arts teacher you may know and have him/her contact Dillon Mooney for more information on how to purchase a subscription to the cloud-based print simulator software.

 

NOT EVERYONE IS ONLINE

Lots of people do not have a reliable internet connection. Print ads enable advertisers to reach this non-digital audience. This is just one of this month’s Talking Points at www.ChoosePrint.org.

Share ChoosePrint.org with your employees and encourage them to visit its website often.

 

e-Quote

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
~John D. Rockefeller

 

 

MEMBER DISCOUNT OF THE MONTH

 

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Breakfast With Bob

September 20th | 7:30am
Mimi's Cafe, 17231 E. 17th St., Tustin 92780

September 21st | 7:30am
Norm's, 11001 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles 90064

September 22nd | 7:30am
West Bistro, 3900 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach 90807

Graph Expo 2016
September 25th to 28th
FREE EXHIBIT FLOOR PASS (Members Only)
Orange County Convention CenterNorth Hall
Orlando, FL

PIBT Annual Benefits Introduction Meetings

October 4th | 10:00am
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA

October 6th | 8:15am
Embassy Suites Brea, 900 East Birch Street, Brea, CA 92821

October 11th | 8:15am
Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202

October 13th | 8:15am
Courtyard Marriott, 8651 Spectrum Center Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123

October 25th | 8:15am
PIASC Conference Room, 5800 S. Eastern Ave., Commerce, CA 90040

October 25th | 1:00pm
PIASC Conference Room, 5800 S. Eastern Ave., Commerce, CA 90040

Lunch With Leslie
October 26th | 11:30am
Coaching Center of Orange County, 1231 E. Dyer Road, Suite 215, Santa Ana, CA  92705

 

WEBINARS

Get Big Things Done: Unleash Your Connectional Intelligence
September 21st | 9:00 AM | FREE!

The State of Security
October 5th | 9:00 AM | FREE!

Dataviz: The New Must-Have Skill for Managers
November 2nd | 9:00 AM | FREE!

Training Our Brains: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Leadership
November 9th | 9:00 AM | FREE!

FYI WEBINARS: The New Laws Under FLSA: A California Perspective!
Fair Labor Standards Act 2016
November 9th | 11:00 AM | FREE!

The Secrets and Science of Great Performance Management
Tuesday, November 16th | 9:00 AM | FREE!

Get Noticed, Get Promoted and Build your Professional Brand
December 13th | 8:00 AM | FREE!

 

Contact

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