OCTOBER 11, 2011

IN THIS ISSUE

DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

"She Said WHAT About Me?" Guest Article by Fisher & Phillips, LLP

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Upcoming Seminars

State Dealer Compliance Guide & Training by CO Dealer Attorney!

FREE Webinar: OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations by Dealers


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Upcoming Events

CADA Regional Meetings

Siegel Oil Summit

2012 NADA and ATD Convention & Expo

Colorado Dealer Breakfast


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Rickenbaugh Cadillac Volvo: Mary Pacifico-Valley

Daniel Pratt of Flatirons Subaru Named Subaru/ASE Technician of the Year

National Plug In Day October 16

Share Your Accomplishmens

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


ARCHIVES

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e-newsletter archives.

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& Legal Articles
from the Open
Road e-newsletter.

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Outlook
archives.

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Outlook
archives.


ONLINE REGISTRATION

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for various CADA seminars & events.


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Speaker and Educational
Resources
.

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.

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Allied Members
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.

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www.aiada.org

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Regulatory Affairs information
.


STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

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Division
of the Colorado Dept.
of Revenue.

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Registration section
of the
Colorado Dept. of Revenue,
Motor Vehicles Division.

CLICK HERE for the Colorado
Department of Labor &
Employment
website.




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 AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS AT A GLANCE

Listed here are several articles pertaining to the
auto industry in general that appeared recently in newspapers and other media outlets across the nation.



…more news articles are included at the end of this issue.



Plan now to participate in CADA Regional Meetings 2011

Please click on any of the boxes below to register for that meeting/location.
To register by phone, please call Lauren Stadler at 303.457.5123
Questions? Call or email Tim Jackson at 303.282.1448 or tim.jackson@coloradodealers.org
or visit http://cada.wildapricot.org/



"SHE SAID WHAT ABOUT ME?"
Guest article by John Donovan, Fisher & Phillips LLP

Dealers must be careful when dealing with employees regarding negative comments made about their employer—this includes Facebook and other social media forums. The article below outlines some recent developments in this area:

One of your sales managers steps into your office and closes the door. “Boss, you’re not going to believe what Mary, that new sales person, has said about you on her Facebook page.”  She posted:

“Can you believe the GM expects us to work 55 hours a week and only pays us minimum wage????? Who does he think he is? An overseer on a plantation???? One of us needs to tell that scumbag that the days of slavery are OVER!”

Your first reaction is that she needs to go and she needs to go today.  After all, you are in an “employment-at-will” state, so you can terminate an employee for “good reason, bad reason or no reason at all.”  Insulting your boss in front of the world is certainly a good reason. Besides you have read or heard lots of stories about employees being fired for dumb things they have said on Facebook. 

But hold on. There are a couple of reasons why terminating her under these circumstances could be against the law and could cost you dearly. Here’s why:

CLICK HERE to review the full article. 

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If you have questions on any legal or regulatory topic, please contact:

DISCLAIMER: CADA is not authorized to dispense legal advice.The information contained in this weekly email is intended to provide important updates and reminders regarding statutes, litigation, and regulations. CADA always advises that dealers should consult legal counsel on the specifics of any laws or regulations to ensure proper compliance


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STATE DEALER COMPLIANCE GUIDE & TRAINING BY CO DEALER ATTORNEY!

GUIDE SUMMARIZES, IN ONE PLACE, KEY AREAS OF STATE COMPLIANCE AND ASSEMBLES VALUABLE RESOURCE & INFORMATION
Key dealership staff training for overlooked compliance areas and risk:

  • Receive the new Colorado Dealer Compliance Guide AND training to review key highlights—for a reduced, bundled price
  • Compliance is critical in every area of your dealership; minimize exposure to lawsuits

CLICK HERE for information and registration!

REGISTER ONLINE!

CLICK HERE for more information on the Colorado Dealer Compliance Guide

Thursday, October 20
7:30am-11:00am
Breakfast/Networking 7:30am
Seminar begins at 8:00am
Denver

New compliance guide developed jointly by CADA & Colorado dealer attorney; training by:
Michael Dommermuth, McGloin, Davenport, Severson & Snow, P.C.
An Attorney Who Specializes In Representation Of Motor Vehicle Dealers.  Michael Is A Member Of National Association Of Dealer Counsel, A National Organization Of Attorneys Who Represent Dealers.  Michael Earned A Bachelor’s Degree From Purdue University In 1980 And Juris Doctorate From Indiana University At Bloomington In 1983.  Michael Has 26 Years Of Experience Representing Dealers Throughout Colorado And The Rocky Mountain West.  Michael’s Firm Provides Full Service Representation Of Motor Vehiclea Dealers Including, Buy/Sell Agreements,  Litigation, Finance, Franchise, Manufacturer Disputes, Bankruptcy, Dealer Succession, Class Actions And Federal And State Compliance.  Michael Has Successfully Defended Dealers In Class Actions Challenging D&H And The For Damages Under The Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

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FREE WEBINAR: OSHA'S TOP 10 MOST CITED VIOLATIONS BY DEALERS
How to prevent these violations, save money, and provide a safe working environment.

During this webinar we will discuss the top 10 most cited violations in 2011 for dealers, including the ever elusive General Duty Clause. Make sure your dealership is prepared for 2012 by addressing these top violations now, before OSHA shows up at your facility. We will cover Hazardous Waste, Personal Protective Equipment, Electrical Safety, and the rest of the current top 10!

REGISTER ONLINE!

Thursday, October 27
10:00am-11:00amMountain

Presented by Eric Schmitz
Eric is a registered environmental assessor and is the Vice President of Product and Business Development at KPA. Prior to joining KPA, Eric worked as a field chemist and project manager for a hazardous waste disposal contractor across the US. Eric earned his B.S. in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California at Davis.

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aTO REGISTER ONLINE FOR ANY CADA
SEMINAR OR EVENT, PLEASE VISIT:

www.coloradodealers.org/registration
Event Description
Date/Time
Location

State Dealer Compliance Guide & Training by CO Dealer Attorney!

Denver


Thursday, October 20
7:30am-11:00am
Breakfast/Networking 7:30am
Seminar begins at 8:00am


William D. Barrow Building
(CADA Headquarters)
290 E. Speer Blvd (SW Corner of Grant/Speer), Denver, CO Phone: 303.831.1722

CLICK HERE for information and registration!

REGISTER ONLINE!

FREE Webinar: OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations by Dealers

Thursday, October 27
10:00am-11:00am
MDT


REGISTER ONLINE!

If you have a particular area of interest or would like to suggest a training seminar topic, please contact Lauren Stadler at 303.457.5123 or lauren.stadler@coloradodealers.org


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Event Description
Date/Time
Location

Siegel Oil Summit



Wed., October 26, 2011


Inverness Hotel and Conference Center
Englewood, Colorado

CLICK HERE for details!

2012 NADA & ATD Convention & Expo

February 3-6, 2012


Las Vegas, NV

Register Online!

Colorado Dealer Breakfast

Sunday, February 5
7:30 am - 9:00 am


Las Vegas Hilton
Ballroom D
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV  89109

More details coming soon!


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Siegel Oil Summit

Please join us for the inaugural
Siegel Oil Company / Equipment Savers
Strategic Summit 2011

Inverness Hotel and Conference Center

Englewood, Colorado
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Siegel Oil Summit 2011 — the definitive management education forum for owners and decision makers engaged in automotive service / repair facilities and commercial / industrial manufacturing; addresses the most pressing issues surrounding sales, profitability, technology, best practices, product knowledge, social media, changes in regulations and other emerging issues in our customers operations — will take place from 8am to 6pm, Wednesday, October 26, 2011. A full seated breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as an opportunity to visit with vendors and suppliers throughout your industry. The Siegel Oil Summit 2011 is unique among industry meetings in that all participant and break-out sessions are conducted during one day and will include three tracts for:

CLICK HERE for details!

 




RICKENBAUGH CADILLAC VOLVO; MARY PACIFICO-VALLEY

The President of Denver's Rickenbaugh Cadillac Volvo isn't defined by what she does; she stands out for what she loves to do.

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW FOR THE ENTIRE ARTICLE!

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DANIEL PRATT OF FLATIRONS SUBARU NAMED SUBARU/ASE TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR

Subaru of America and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) have named Flatirons Subaru’s Daniel Pratt the 2011 Subaru/ASE Technician of the Year. Pratt has worked for Flatirons Subaru for over 16 years. Pratt will join other manufacturers top technicians in Charlotte, North Carolina in November to be recognized for this prestigious award.

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NATIONAL PLUG IN DAY OCTOBER 16

nationalpluginday

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LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Have you or anyone else at your dealership won an award recently? Have you or your dealership provided any outstanding community service? We want to recognize such accomplishments. Please send us a brief write-up of the award or event along with any other information to milestones@coloradodealers.org. Also include your contact information for further follow-up.


THE AFTERFACT


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