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Stay Competitive and Reduce Business Risks with ASA Webinars

  Stay Competitive and Reduce Business Risks with ASA Webinars 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time Second Tuesday of the Month Beginning in September! AIC Constructor Certification Continuing Professional Development Credits: 1.5 In today’s competitive construction marketplace, subcontractors need to learn and hone business strategies that […]

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DOL Issues Enforcement Guidance on Misclassification of Employees

DOL Issues Enforcement Guidance on Misclassification of Employees On July 15, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued guidance on the enforcement of the law prohibiting the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “Suffer or Permit” Standard in the Identification of Employees Who Are […]

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Member Tip “Retirement Effectiveness”

Retirement effectiveness: Written by: Jan Duncan, Sagicor Life Insurance Company Standard retirement plans such as 401-k, profit sharing, pension, etc…. are beneficial and well known but many business owners are not aware of the many areas of the US Tax Code which allow for much greater owner retirement contributions, safer investments options with competitive gains, […]

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What’s the Deal with Drones?

What’s the Deal with Drones? Article written by: Matthew Snowden, Minard-Ames Insurance Services LLC Many contractors are asking “What’s the deal with drones?” If what they mean is: “What’s the risk of taking photos of a job with a drone?” then there is no single way to answer their question. Some follow-up questions like these may […]

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2014 BLUE BOOK NETWORK SHOWCASE INVITATION

2014 BLUE BOOK NETWORK SHOWCASE INVITATION Thursday May 1st 2-6PM   at The Marriott Buttes – Tempe AZ Please join us next week for Arizona’s largest networking event for the commercial construction industry!  This is a great event to forge new relationships and renew old ones in our industry.  With over 70 exhibitors looking to hire/qualify you for their […]

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Legislative Update

After 101 days, the Arizona State Senate and House of Representatives concluded the 2014 legislative session yesterday at 1:46 AM. In early April, legislators successfully passed a budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 that ultimately received the Governor’s approval.  Typically, the successful passage of the budget signals the end of the legislative session.  This year, […]

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ASA Residential Construction Forum Meeting

ASA Residential Construction Forum Meeting Tuesday, April 22, 2014 / 7:00 AM ASA of Arizona Office This meeting will focus on an important industry safety briefing:  SB1307 – “Conditional Repeal” Passes, Impact on Fall Protection Requirements As you all know, there has been much activity this legislative session focused on the fall protection statute revisions […]

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ASA President’s Letter-February 2014

ASA President’s Letter-February 2014 Dear ASA Member: As you may have heard, ASA has renamed its annual convention to SUBExcel. The new name captures the essence that ASA helps subcontractors excel in their businesses. So much of SUBExcel 2014, which will take place March 6-8 in New Orleans, will focus on achieving excellence. There is […]

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