New Law Makes it Easier to Enter into Independent Contractor Relationships

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Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2257 into law on September 4, 2020, which immediately changed the law governing whether a business can form an independent contractor relationship with another business. The new language was added into AB 2257 in late …

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What is Happening in Sacramento? Join the AIA California Advocacy Townhall to Find Out.

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Advocacy TownhallAIA California is holding an Advocacy Townhall on September 17, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm to help Members understand the importance of advocacy, issues we are facing in Sacramento, and how the political climate may impact 2021.   AIA CA Vice President …

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Governor’s Stay Home Executive Order – What does it mean for construction?

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Covid19-Governor’s Stay Home Executive Order – What does it mean for constructionGovernor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order on Thursday, March 19, ordering Californians to stay home with a few exceptions, such as leaving home for food, medicine or groceries, or to exercise.

Several types of business are exempt from this …

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A Call to Action – Should Classical Architecture be the Preferred Style for Federal Buildings?

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The White House has been considering designating “classical” architecture as the preferred style for federal buildings.  AIA has been working on this issue for a couple of months, and yesterday announced its strong opposition to this “top-down directive on …

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AIACC Responds to Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

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In response to President Donald Trump’s decision to remove the USA from the Paris Agreement the AIACC has sent a letter to President Trump expressing its disagreement with the decision, and letters to US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris …

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AIACC Advocacy – A Year in Review, and a Peek into Next Year

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As the calendar dictates, the 2015-16 California State Legislature officially came to an end, and the 2017-18 Legislature officially began.  Now is a good time to look at the highlights, both good and bad, of the Legislature in 2016, the …

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Architect-in-Training Bill Passes the State Assembly

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The AIACC-sponsored bill to allow those who are on path to becoming licensed architects to use the title “Architect-in-Training” is one step closer to being sent to the Governor for his consideration.

SB 1132 (Galgiani) passed the State Assembly on …

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To Recuse or Not To Recuse? That was the Question.

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With help from Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, the answer was good for architects and our local communities.

On April 29, 2015, the Senate Committee on Governance & Finance passed the AIACC-sponsored legislation SB 704, authored by Senator Ted Gaines …

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