ATTN: LTOs and Log Truck Drivers: Assembly Bill 2257 Becomes Law –“AB 5 Fix” Bill Improves “Business to Business” Exemption

AB 2257 of 2020 BECOMES LAW – “AB 5 FIX” BILL IMPROVES “BUSINESS TO BUSINESS EXEMPTION” FOR LTOS AND LOG TRUCKERS – AND FULLY EXEMPTS RPFS FROM DYNAMEX ABC TEST FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS The two-year 2019-2020 Legislative Session ended on August 31. One bill that made it to Governor’s desk was Assembly Bill 2257…

URGENT! US FOREST SERVICE CLOSES CALIFORNIA NATIONAL FORESTS DUE TO FIRE EMERGENCY; HOWEVER, LOGGING WORK MAY BE ALLOWED USING THE “PAL” WEATHER SYSTEM

A MESSAGE FROM STEVE BRINK OF THE CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION: BEGIN: A new press release (see link below)  is out from US Forest Service Regional Forester Randy Moore regarding  “expanding the September 7 closures [on the National Forests] and outlines that we are closing all national forests in California due to current and predicted fire…

‘REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS: THE 2020 “VIRTUAL FORESTRY CHALLENGE” — ALL ACTIVITIES WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA “ZOOM” — IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2020

A MESSAGE FROM DIANE DEALEY NEILL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CALIFORNIA FORESTRY CHALLENGE: BEGIN: Hello Friends of the Forestry Challenge, A lot of things have changed this year!  Even though we won’t be able to conduct in-person events this fall, we have decided to conduct one statewide virtual Forestry Challenge event for the fall of…

ACL JOINS TWITTER

ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS INTRODUCES NEW “ACL TWITTER ACCOUNT”: Associated California Loggers has decided to launch a Twitter account. You can access the ACL Twitter page with this link.. https://twitter.com/CaLoggers Here you will be able to view tweets made by ACL, Retweets of other tweets that ACL was either tagged in OR  useful information within the tweet…

REMINDER: STATE COMPENSATION INSURANCE FUNDIS OFFERING GRANTS TO STATE FUND POLICY HOLDERS TO HELP DEFRAY THE COST OF SAFETY MEASURES FOR COVID-19

A  MESSAGE FROM ALLISON MELOTT, WITH VICTOR INSURANCE SERVICES — ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS CONTRACT BROKER, REGARDING STATE FUND “COVID-19 GRANTS”: All State Fund policyholders recently received information from State Fund about grants that are available to help defray cost of safety measures for COVID19. I learned today that at least two of our clients received…

HELP WANTED: MECHANICAL THINNING OPERATOR TO LOG AND/OR CUT PROJECT ON THE SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, FOR SIERRA FOREST PRODUCTS IN TERRA BELLA, CA

WANTED: “Experienced” mechanical thinning operator to log and/or cut 2.5 MMBF of combined pine and fir timber on 492 acres. Sale and located on the Sequoia NF and can be logged as soon as August 2020. For more info please contact: Darren Mahr Timber Manager Sierra Forest Products Terra Bella, CA (559)361-8727 mobile (559) 535-4893…