Time is Running Out

If you haven’t yet, it’s time to make plans for the upcoming management program PPO 101.

This program is applicable for those new PPO license holders as well as industry veterans. In an ever changing legislative climate, it is essential to ensure that you are complaint with the law and insurance regulations as well as ascertain that you are maximizing efficiency and productivity. In addition we will cover contracts and legal pitfalls, ethics and professionalism, human resourses and more.

By request we are offering this program in both Northern California and Southern California. Both programs include a light breakfast and lunch.

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Tuesday, August 29
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
1782 Tribute Road
Sacramento, CA 95815
Purchase Tickets Now

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Tuesday, October 17
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
32-250 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Attend solely PPO 101 or stay on and attend the Annual Conference October 18 – 19
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Questions? Contact Kris Smidt at Kris@calsaga.org.
Don’t forget to Register for the 2017 CALSAGA Annual Confence!

Happy Independence Day!

As an association we are thankful for our freedoms and extend our gratitude to our veterans for their service to and sacrifices for this country. We hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday.

2017 Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the Al Howenstein Lifetime Achievement Award, Valor Award, Lifesaving Award and Security Officer of the Year Award.


These awards will be presented at the 2017 CALSAGA Annual Conference.

The Al Howenstein Lifetime Achievement Award (AHLAA) was originally presented at our Annual Conference in 2008 to Al Howenstein, a founding member of CALSAGA and tireless industry ambassador. Mr. Howenstein, who is now the Award namesake, has dedicated his career to advocating on behalf ofthe private security industry and has played a key role in forging relationships between CALSAGA andother key influencers in the private security industry, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and members of the California Legislature. Past winners include Barry Bradley, Barry Burrows, Cal Horton, Roy Rahn, and David Travers. Click here for the nomination form.

Click here for more information and the nomination form for the Valor, Lifesaving and Security Officer of the Year Awards.

PPO 101 Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for PPO 101!

This class serves as fantastic way for those new to operating a PPO or those who desire a refresh on the legalities and complexities of running a PPO to gain much needed insight.
This one day course will cover topics such as: Licensing, Financials, Service Delivery, Contracts, Human Resources, Staffing, Insurance and more.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
1782 Tribute Road
Sacramento, CA 95815

Space is limited! Click here to register for PPO 101 on August 29.

Can’t make this event? Our next PPO 101 will take place Tuesday, October 17 in Rancho Mirage. Click here to register for PPO 101 on October 17.

New Network Partnership

CALSAGA is pleased to announce our latest Network Partnership with The Contractors Plan.

For more than 30 years, The Contractors Plan, provided by Fringe Benefit Group, has helped government contractors design and administer benefit programs that meet the requirements of living and prevailing wage regulations such as the Service Contract Act. We’ve assembled our knowledge into a flexible, easy-to-use solution that reduces workload while offering great benefit options for employees, becoming a leading provider of benefits solutions for government contractors and variable hour employers, including many contract security providers – and CALSAGA member companies.

We welcome and look forward to our new partnership and having The Contractors Plan participate at our upcoming CALSAGA Annual Conference!

To learn more about The Contractors Plan: https://www.contractorsplan.com/customers/service-contractors

Interested in becoming a Network Partner? https://calsaga.org/network-partners/

Need more information on our Annual Conference? Registration is now open: https://calsaga.org/2017-annual-conference/

Feel free to contact Jeff Hartnett, Regional Vice President, SCA Markets at jhartnett@fbg.com to see what The Contractors Plan can do for your company!

2017 Annual Conference Schedule Now Available

The CALSAGA Annual Conference Schedule is now available!

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This year’s event will take place at the Agua Caliente Casino and Resort in Rancho Mirage on October 18th and 19th. In addition, our popular PPO 101 Training will take place on Tuesday, October 17th.  We will also be hosting a President’s Reception on Tuesday evening, October 17th.

Need more information on our Annual Conference? Click here.

Registration is now open! Click here to purchase tickets for the Annual Conference and PPO 101. 

Looking to Exhibit?  Sponsorship and other vendor opportunities are still available.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Contact Kris at Kris@calsaga.org or Kate at KWallace@calsaga.org with questions.

Upcoming Event: The Changing Landscape of Legal Liability and Regulation in the Security Industry

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Join us for the exciting presentationThe Changing Landscape of Legal Liability and Regulation in the Security Industry. The event will take place Thursday, May 4 at the Hotel Irvine.

This program will explore the various areas of legal liability and regulatory compliance associated with the private security services industry. Modern security practitioners must master not only the principles associated with protecting assets and providing excellent customer service, they must also have knowledge of many diverse areas of legal liability and regulatory compliance. Ranging from simple employment law topics, to specific challenges faced by our industry such as workplace investigations, legal standards for premises security, and state or federal regulation aimed at the security profession.  The future promises more regulatory and legal challenges that will continually evolve.  Learn from experts in the field of legal liability, regulatory compliance, and industry standards as they share practical strategies to combat the issues faced by service providers and end-users. Reserve your spot today.

 

The program includes lunch and participants can receive 6 ASIS CEU credits.

The event is presented by the ASIS Security Services Council, the Orange County Chapter of ASIS International and CALSAGA. The event is sponsored by AlliedUniversal and Kwantek.

Click here to Register Today

2017 Annual Conference Registration Now Open

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Due to popularity of last year’s venue, we are excited to announce that the Annual Conference will again take place at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage!

Conference registration includes admission to all sessions, receptions and the Awards Dinner.

Sponsorships and vendor booths are still available. For more information contact Kate Wallace at KWallace@calsaga.org or Kris Smidt at Kris@calsaga.org.

Register today for the 2017 CALSAGA Annual Conference!

To make hotel reservations contact Agua Caliente Group Reservations at 800-854-1279. Be sure to reference CALSAGA to receive the special rate of $109.99 per night!

Breaking News for California Employers!

Happy New Year from your CALSAGA Board of Directors and Staff. We wish a positive and prosperous 2017 to all of you.  Our pledge to you is to continue fighting for you and our industry in Sacramento and keeping you informed of the issues that affect your business.

Sadly, we start the year with negative news from the California Supreme Court. The below summary was prepared by Jamiee Wellerstein of our long time legal advisors, Bradley & Gmelich, and we urge you to read it carefully. We will provide additional information about this issue as it becomes available.

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Breaking News for California Employers!

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On December 22, 2016, the California Supreme Court devastated
California employers, the security industry in particular, in the
landmark case of Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., ending an
11-year battle and holding that employers can no longer require
employees to remain “on duty” or “on-call” during paid rest breaks.
The Court ruled that the same standard that applies to off-duty meal
breaks (that employees must be completely relieved of all duties)
also applies to rest breaks.

This ruling results in the potential reinstatement of a $90 million
verdict against the security company, whose security guards remained
on-call during rest breaks and carried radios or other communication
devices in case they needed to return to work.  Even though it was
clear that breaks were rarely interrupted, the Court held that the
on-call requirement invalidated the rest breaks.

What does this mean for California employers?  Employees must be
relieved of all duties during their rest breaks. Employees can no
longer be required to remain “on duty” during rest breaks. Employees
can no longer be required to remain “on-call” (i.e., available for
interruption) during rest breaks. According to the Court, “[C]arrying
a device or otherwise making arrangements so the employer can reach
the employee during a break, responding when the employer seeks
contact with the employee, and performing other work if the employer
so requests. These obligations are irreconcilable with employees’
retention of freedom to use rest periods for their own purposes.”
Employees cannot be required to remain on the premises during rest
breaks.       The Court’s decision may be unreasonable and
impractical, but it is now the law in California.  This will mean big
changes for many California employers. We encourage you to contact
your employment attorneys to plan for the changes that need to be
made.

Jaimee K. Wellerstein is partner at Bradley & Gmelich LLP and an
experienced litigator with a broad spectrum of experience upon which
to draw.  As the head of the firm’s employment team, she concentrates
her practice in representing employers in all aspects of employment
law, including defense of wage and hour class actions,
discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful discharge
lawsuits. She also provides employment counseling and training in all
of these areas. Ms. Wellerstein routinely represents employers in
federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings throughout
the state, as well as at administrative proceedings before the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Labor
Standards Enforcement, the United States Department of Labor, and
other federal and state agencies.

As a civil litigator, Ms. Wellerstein has represented clients from
Fortune 500 companies to governmental agencies to small businesses
throughout each stage of litigation. In addition to her employment
law experience, she has honed her expertise in cases involving
general tort litigation, premises and products liability, security
guard litigation, public entity work, and contract disputes.

jaimee_wellerstein    Jaimee K. Wellerstein is partner at Bradley & Gmelich LLP and an experienced litigator with a broad spectrum of experience upon which to draw.  As the head of the firm’s employment team, she concentrates her practice in representing employers in all aspects of employment law, including defense of wage and hour class actions, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful discharge lawsuits. She also provides employment counseling and training in all of these areas. Ms. Wellerstein routinely represents employers in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings throughout the state, as well as at administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, the United States Department of Labor, and other federal and state agencies.

As a civil litigator, Ms. Wellerstein has represented clients from Fortune 500 companies to governmental agencies to small businesses throughout each stage of litigation. In addition to her employment law experience, she has honed her expertise in cases involving general tort litigation, premises and products liability, security guard litigation, public entity work, and contract disputes.