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October 25, 2017
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!

DO YOU HAVE EMPLOYEES THAT ARE NEW TO THE INDUSTRY?

If you have hired employees that are new to the printing industry, then this program is for them! This program will take place on Friday, December 15th at Fullerton College’s Printing Department. PIASC Members Fee is $75 which includes lunch, training and some hands on practice.

Participants will go through the basics of printing, including:

  • History of print and its impact on society
  • Terminology
  • Color Theory
  • Common machinery used in print production
  • Basic processes
  • Post-press finishing operations
  • Production flow of a job from order entry to delivery
  • And more!

This program is perfect for those new to the field of graphic communications whether it be receptionist, creatives, sales, administration, customer service or production. It is also good for those wanting a refresher course.

Our trainer is Professor Glenn Huerth who has been an instructor at Fullerton College for the last 12 years and has over 40 years of printing experience.

Space is limited so register today. Contact Emily at 323.728.9500, ext. 262.

 

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

WHO CLICKS ON ONLINE ADS?

POT LEGALIZATION & ANTI-DRUG POLICIES

WHAT SHOULD YOUR EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK INCLUDE?

WAY TO GO THORO PACKAGING!

MAILING INDUSTRY REACTS TO POSTAL SERVICE DEFAULTING ON MANDATORY PAYMENTS

A MUST READ - FIELD GUIDE: ECO-FRIENDY, EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE PRINT

CHECK OUT THIS WATER TRANSFER PRINTING METHOD







 
 
WHO CLICKS ON ONLINE ADS?

As it turns out, almost no one. In fact, 66% of US consumers surveyed cannot remember the last time they willingly clicked on one.This is just one of the new talking points on the home page of www.ChoosePrint.org.

 

POT LEGALIZATION & ANTI-DRUG POLICIES

Last year California voters approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), making the recreational use of cannabis legal for adults over the age of 21 throughout the state. On January 1, 2018, the state will begin issuing retail licenses to pot dispensaries.

The question is, how will this impact your workplace? What are your options if and when employees show up for work stoned, or use cannabis during the work day? Can you still legally enforce your company’s anti-cannabis policies?

The good news is that the law favors employers’ rights to enforce anti-marijuana policies. In fact, the Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) that was signed into law in June 2017 specifically states that the legalization of cannabis does not:

  • Restrict employers’ rights to maintain a drug-free workspace;
  • Require employers to permit or accommodate cannabis use in the workplace; or
  • Affect employers’ ability to prohibit cannabis use by employees and prospective employees.

Review your Employee Handbook to ensure that your cannabis-related policies are clear, possibly even referencing both the AUMA and MAUCRSA laws. Also, be sure that any anti-cannabis policies that you have put into place include an explanation as to why the restriction promotes the legitimate business interests of your firm. Need help with this? Contact Cheryl, Director – Human Resources at 323.728.9500, Ext. 218.

Source: PIASC WatchDog, October 2017

 

WHAT SHOULD YOUR EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK INCLUDE?

Due to hot topics like Proposition 64 and other important labor laws coming into place in 2018, it’s important to have your Employee Handbook updated. We will have a FREE webinar for members to examine the benefits of employee handbooks and the legal and practical issues associated with those handbooks.

Friday, December 8, 2017
10:30 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Non-Members: $99/per connection

We will cover some of the essential policies to have in order to protect an employer’s interests and comply with the law such as policies covering:

  • at-will employment
  • employee drug use - Prop 64 (Marijuana)
  • anti-harassment and discrimination

Wage and hour policies such as those pertaining to:

  • meal and rest periods
  • overtime and timekeeping

Benefits like:

  • vacation and sick leave

We will also cover types of discipline, standards for conduct, leaves of absence, social media, and managing privacy expectations, among other topics. You will not want to miss this invaluable training.

Contact Emily ay 323.728.9500, Ext. 262 to register today.

 

WAY TO GO THORO PACKAGING!

Thoro wins Folding Carton of the Year at PPC Carton Competition. Every fall, the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition showcases the most unique and beautiful packaging designs, and this year’s entries were more exceptional than ever.

At the awards dinner and ceremony hosted by the Paperboard Packaging Council on Thursday, October 5th in Scottsdale, Arizona, Thoro walked away with 4 awards including the coveted Folding Carton of the Year for the Lancer Skincare – Legacy Youth Treatment carton.

Thoro’s 2017 PPC North American Paperboard Packaging Awards include:

  • Folding Carton of the Year – Lancer Skincare- Legacy Youth Treatment
  • Gold Award – Drunk Elephant - Happy Hour Kit
  • Gold Award – 2016 Thoro Holiday Promo
  • Excellence Award – 2017 Thoro Capacity Folder

To read full Press Release, click here >>

 

MAILING INDUSTRY REACTS TO POSTAL SERVICE DEFAULTING ON MANDATORY PAYMENTS

The Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service (C21) today reacted to news that the United States Postal Service is defaulting on mandatory payments into its retirees’ pensions and health care accounts. The Postal Service notified Congress of the defaults in a letter to Capitol Hill last week. With this year’s defaults, the six-year total of postal defaults now exceeds $40 billion.

This year marks the first time the agency is defaulting on pension payments to cover its unfunded liabilities in the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees Retirement System. The agency is also defaulting on payments for retiree health benefits.

In the letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Postmaster General Megan Brennan also warned that mail volumes continue to decline. She noted that the declines over the past year are occurring at a “significantly faster rate” than the previous three years.

READ MORE >>

Source: The Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service

 

A MUST READ - FIELD GUIDE: ECO-FRIENDY, EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE PRINT

Monadnock released their 4th edition of Field Guide: Eco-Friendly, Efficient and Effective Print. The purpose of this guide is to offer information in support of sustainable design and print for promotion, packaging and environmental graphics. Inside the guide highlights the following:

  • Paper
  • Production
  • Inks
  • Printing
  • Finishing
  • Packaging
  • Waste
  • and much more!

This is available free online by clicking here. Share this with your creative team and designers. If something is going to be printed, it should be extraordinary, enduring and also sustainable!

 

CHECK OUT THIS WATER TRANSFER PRINTING METHOD

Water transfer printing is a method of applying printed graphics to three dimensional objects.

Source: Insider YouTube

 

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~Terence McKenna

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