ASTA offers a wide variety of publications to assist members with their agency management and professional development. Publications include in-depth industry White Papers and Research reports. Most of these publications are available only to ASTA members, a select few are also available for sale through the ASTA Store.
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• Retail or Service Establishment Exemption Fact Sheet
— May 27, 2020
This resource explains how travel agencies may claim an exemption from the general requirement that employees be paid overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Eligibility to claim this exemption was restored through ASTA’s advocacy efforts, which resulted in the elimination of the regulatory "blacklist" that had previously blocked the industry from utilizing it.
• California Assembly Bill 5 Compliance Fact Sheet
— October 29, 2019
This resource explains the state of the law on the engagement of independent contractors in California in 2020 and beyond in light of the enactment of Assembly Bill 5 and provides agency owners with guidance on satisfying the statutory criteria necessary to claim the “travel agent services” exemption secured through ASTA’s advocacy efforts.
• Engagement of Workers as Independent Contractors in California in Light of Assembly Bill 5
— August 12, 2019
This FAQ document reviews common questions on the likely effect of the bill based on location of the agency and the IC, legal structures...