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Workers Comp Webinar

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Should Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine?

As more and more workers are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, some employers are asking what that means for their workplace.   Obviously, no one has litigated the question of whether employers can require employees to get the vaccine when they are eligible. But all indications are that yes, you will be able to require employees receive the coronavirus vaccine—other vaccines like shingles or tetanus, maybe not, but coronavirus, generally, yes because of its larger impact and transmissibility in the workplace. If you have a unionized workforce, the collective bargaining agreement might apply to determine whether you can require those workers to receive it.   Also, if an employee asserts a religious exemption or claims a disability exemption to a mandatory vaccine policy, you need to engage in the interactive process and discuss reasonable accommodations of either issue. Our office can assist in dealing with such situations if need be.   As the old adage goes, just because you can, does it mean you should? That is a decision for you and others at your workplace to make based on your company’s unique culture, work environment, and workforce. If you require employees to get it, obviously you have to pay
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Find out if it’s Your Turn

While COVID-19 vaccine supply is still limited, California is prioritizing vaccines for specific groups based on exposure risks, health risks, and health equity. My Turn is where you can find out if it’s your turn to get vaccinated and schedule vaccination appointments. If it isn’t your turn yet, you can register to be notified when you become eligible. CLICK HERE

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Save The Date for Our 9th Annual Sporting Clay

2021 Q1 Just Briefly

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Legal Update Webinar

Kevin Cauley and Kristen Bush will be covering recent cases and the 2021 laws that are likely to have an impact on the construction industry. They are going to discuss new licensing requirements related to remodeling contractors and renewals. They are also going to discuss new laws related to public works projects including Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise requirements, public subsidies, and a recent expansion of prevailing wage projects. Kevin and Kristen will also discuss employer responsibilities relating to COVID-19, changes to family leave and pay data report requirements. Register Here: https://sandiegoasa.org/calendar/#!event/2021/1/13/legal-update-membership-showcase

Thank you for Donating to our Food Drive

Thanks to our generous members, ASA was able to donate over 312lbs of food to the San Diego Food Bank that will provide 260 meals to those in need. We truly appreciate the generosity of our members and are humbled to give back to our community in more ways than one.

Thank you for Donating

Thanks to our generous members, ASA was able to donate over 312lbs of food to the San Diego Food Bank that will provide 260 meals to those in need. We truly appreciate the generosity of our members and are humbled to give back to our community in more ways than one.

Governor Newsom Announces Statewide Expansion of CA Notify, a Smart Phone Tool Designed to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

New digital tool will officially launch on December 10, allowing Apple and Google smart phone users to help slow the spread by opting in to receive COVID-19 exposure alerts letting them know when they’ve come into contact with someone who has tested positive CA Notify is a completely private, anonymous and secure tool that does not collect location data from any device and never shares user identities CA Notify was  piloted  with help from the University of California, San Diego and the University of California, San Francisco SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the statewide launch of CA Notify, a new digital tool that will help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Starting Thursday, December 10, Californians can opt in to receive COVID-19 notifications informing them if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus. CA Notify is a digital tool that protects privacy and security – it does not collect device location to detect exposure and does not share a user’s identity. The tool was developed in partnership with Google and Apple and piloted with the help of the University California, San Diego and the University of California, San Francisco. “Throughout this pandemic we have
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No-Host Mixer & Food Drive

Register Now for our No-Host Mixer and Food Drive on Wednesday December 2nd 4:00-6:00pm. In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, we are giving all food donations to the San Diego Food Bank. CLICK HERE to register.

Thank you Sponsors

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Fall Classic Golf Tournament. We couldn’t do it without you.  CLICK HERE to view photos from the tournament.

Welcome New Members

We would like to welcome two new members to ASA. BEST Contracting Services, Inc. and Paul Davis Restoration Welcome to the Association. We look forward to building relationships with you.

REGISTER NOW ASA No-Host Mixer

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Tax Planning Webinar

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MEDIA RELEASE: City of San Diego Offering Virtual Inspections for Permitted Construction Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 23, 2020   CONTACT: Scott Robinson at 619-533-4586 or sjrobinson@sandiego.gov City of San Diego Offering Virtual Inspections for Permitted Construction Projects NEW VIRTUAL MEETING SERVICE PROVIDES CONTRACTORS WITH ALTERNATIVE TO IN-PERSON FIELD INSPECTIONS, ALIGNING WITH COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS   SAN DIEGO – The City of San Diego Development Services (DSD) Department is expanding its residential and commercial inspection processes by offering optional virtual inspections for 23 common inspections for customer convenience while addressing COVID-19 risks and abiding by social distancing requirements. Earlier this year, DSD began piloting the virtual inspections and allowing customers to submit photos to inspectors of work conducted with no-plan Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Permits .   No-Plan Simple MEP permits are issued for minor installations without the need to submit plans, including relocations of electrical outlets or rewiring of a unit and water heater replacements, among various minor installation and repair projects on existing buildings.   ”We’re making it easier than ever to build in San Diego by leveraging technology to help the construction industry get more shovels in the ground faster,” said Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer. “The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult to conduct in-person inspections so we’re moving to virtual inspections
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Mechanic’s Lien Webinar Slides

DOWNLOAD SLIDES: Mechanics’ Lien Webinar 07 2020

COVID-19 Exposure Decision Tree

In the event you have an employee who may have had contact with a COVID-19 tested positive person or was diagnosed with COVID-19, the above decision tree can be used to determine the appropriate steps to take. COVID If you have a specific situation you need to discuss and what guidance can be offered, contact Jeffrey Fanno, Risk Consultant. Jeffrey.Fanno@mybbsi.com 858.519.1315 Office 619.317.9154 Mobile

Updated Construction Industry COVID-19 Safety Plan

The  Construction Industry COVID-19 Safety Plan has been updated to comply with the latest changes from the California Department of Public Health, Cal OSHA, and the County of San Diego.  The changes are highlighted in yellow. Construction remains an essential industry, and contractors have been effective in implementing safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This plan is a consolidation of best practices based on direction from health experts and firsthand experiences from construction safety professionals. This plan provides uniformity for contractors, workers, and owners working to protect construction personnel and the public. With greater consistency in approach, these safety measures will become more universal and effective. Construction Industry Exposure Prevention Plan    

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