Welcome New Members
TSiB Managing the Aging Workforce Seminar
Even if you were unable to attend the Aging Workforce Seminar on March 10th, you can still access the slides from the presentation.
Department of Labor Latest Guidance on Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA
The Department of Labor (DOL) continues to provide guidance with regards to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The latest updated document release appears to suggest that shutting down of a business, Shelter in Place, or Stay at Home orders will not qualify employees for Emergency Paid Sick Leave or Expanded FMLA.
The federal government has been working on various relief measures to help individuals and small businesses cope with the situation, including tax relief provisions. Here are the tax changes that have been finalized so far.
Construction Industry United in Fight Against COVID-19 While Delivering Critical Infrastructure
The construction industry has been united by the importance of safety surrounding COVID-19. In an effort to be part of the solution, ASA San Diego has joined with 14 other San Diego area Contractors Associations and Labor Unions to implement COVID-19 enhanced safety practices within the construction industry. Universal implementation with management labor and public agencies will prove to be most effective when we work as a team. Together, the construction industry will do our part to safely deliver State and Federally identified essential infrastructure.... READ MORE
Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Upcoming Events
MAY 29 Spring Fling Golf Tournament @ Carlton Oaks Golf Club**

JULY 31 30th Annual Installation & Awards Banquet @ U.S. Grant Hotel

AUG 19 ASA Board of Directors Strategic Planning Retreat @ University Club

OCT 9 Sporting Clay Tournament @ Lemon Grove Gun Club
Members-only event
Non-members welcome

**Back up date: August 28th @ Carlton Oaks Golf Club
Your ASA president says ...

We currently are in very trying and unprecedented times. Here at the ASA, as the President, I along with many others are asking, "Please!! Follow the rules laid out before you. "

Covid-19 is here and seems to be staying for sometime.

Even though construction currently falls into the “essential service” category, things can easily change. We have seen New York and now possibly the Bay Area ceasing construction. ASA along with many of our other Business Associations and trade partners have been active in communications with our City Leaders to keep construction operating. We will need to follow the “Social Distancing” rules and common-sense hand washing, cleaning protocols, and “stay home if your sick!” plans.

I am now working from home with as little interaction as possible, as I am sure most of you are as well. If we can show we are doing our best to keep up with the changing environment around us we can hopefully continue to work as productively as possible.

I wish I had some stellar words of wisdom or inspiration to offer, but sadly I think this will get worse before it gets better. But if we all stand together as we always do and do our best “this too shall pass.”

Please be safe, protect yourselves, your loved ones and all those you “come in contact with”, as they were one of yours, and we will get past this.

Thank you,

John Luft
Credit where credit is due
Toby MacDonald of Western Fire Protection earned a $100 Visa gift card for bringing in new ASA member Titan Fire Protection , and Sam Padilla of Chula Vista Electric received one for recruiting United Rentals, and lastly Tim Fair of Southbay Welding for bringing All Access Rentals.
 Now it's your turn to bring in a member and score a gift card! Executive Director Nancy Grimes has information that will help you. Email nancy@sandiegoasa.org .
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you
ASA mixers are always fun ... and they're also a great way to introduce potential new members to our association. That's why our Membership Committee volunteers have decided to put on a mixer once a month in different locations throughout the county. Watch your inbox for notices and get ready to come, either solo or with a guest who might want to join ASA.

Have you joined The Producers Circle yet?
These generous ASA members have donated $1,000 toward the production of the 30th-Annual Awards & Installation Banquet on July 31, 2020. Your donation would be most welcome! (Please note that donations may be tax deductible; you're encouraged to consult your CPA.) For details, email april@sandiegoasa.org .
We're asking our members to help us promote membership in ASA by displaying our logo on your company website. If you're interested in making this happen, please contact April Ball to obtain a file that your webmaster can use.