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Register Now for Staffing World to Get the Lowest Rates Available

Don’t miss Staffing World® 2024 this fall—the ASA annual convention and expo is your opportunity to make strategic connections, learn about new developments, and get solutions to win business and spur growth.

This year’s event takes place Oct. 22–24 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, and details about the more than 30 educational sessions scheduled are available online right now.

Register online by June 28 for the lowest rate available—or enter to win a free registration package by sharing your Staffing World story. And you’ll save even more when you bring your team—get the details and register today at

ASA Helps Defeat Bill Limiting Use of Temporary Labor by California Universities

In the California State Senate, ACA 6—a proposed constitutional amendment to the California constitution that would have limited the ability of the University of California system to contract for services—was defeated during a recent meeting of the elections and constitutional amendments committee.

The UC system adamantly opposed the bill—with strong support from ASA and California Staffing Professionals, an ASA-affiliated chapter. Led by longtime ASA lobbyist Mike Robson and his colleague Jason Ikerd, ASA submitted written testimony and met with legislative leaders to express the industry’s concerns with the bill.

They noted that while the UC system strictly follows state public contracting laws, it still relies on contract workers for assignments that are highly specialized or to fill critical vacancies such as during staff absences and spikes in demand in the UC health care system. The bill was defeated when it failed to receive two-thirds of the vote in committee.

With little time left in the legislative session, legislative leaders had opted to advance ACA 6 instead of a similar bill (ACA 14, which relates to labor standards in the UC system) because ACA 6 was further along in the process. With the defeat of ACA 6, it is unlikely that ACA 14 will receive further consideration or be scheduled for a hearing. ASA will continue to monitor the bill and will renew its opposition if necessary.

Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—Complying With Corporate Transparency Regulations

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Corporate Transparency Act for Staffing Agencies,” 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. Mitzi Hill with Taylor English Duma will explain how the Corporate Transparency Act of 2024 applies to staffing businesses.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit