OCTOBER 25, 2011

IN THIS ISSUE

DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Employee vs. Independent Contractor?

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Upcoming Seminars

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


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Upcoming Events

CADA Regional Meetings

Siegel Oil Summit
Amp Up

2012 NADA and ATD Convention & Expo

Colorado Dealer Breakfast


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Share Your Accomplishmens

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


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& Legal Articles
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archives.

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Outlook
archives.


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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/



EMPLOYEE VS. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR?
NADA 60-Second Email, 10/21/2011

Now more than ever, dealerships should act with caution when deciding whether to classify workers as “contractors” vs. “employees.” Following several recent unsuccessful attempts by Congress to legislate the issue, the Obama administration is making worker classification an enforcement priority. Misclassifying “employees” as “independent contractors” risks serious liabilities, including unpaid federal, state, and local income tax withholdings, social security and Medicare contributions, wages including overtime, workers' compensation and unemployment insurance premiums, employee benefits, and penalties.

Late last month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) agreed to a coordinated enforcement effort on employee misclassification. The stated goal of this $30 million plus effort is to ensure better protections for employees and to level the playing field for law-abiding employers.

The IRS also has launched a Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) aimed at encouraging employers to step up and confess to past worker misclassifications. In addition, several states are focusing enforcement resources at worker misclassification, in part motivated by the potential for additional tax and premium revenues. Lastly, there lately has been an increase in the number of unemployment insurance and workers compensation claims brought by “independent contractors” arguing that they should have been classified as “employees.”

The heightened level of federal and state scrutiny in this area may warrant that dealerships carefully review and document how their workers are classified. When making worker classification decisions, dealerships should be careful, be conservative, and be prepared to document, document, document. The IRS, the DOL, and the states use multi-factor legal standards and tests to evaluate whether workers are “employees” or “independent contractors.” Of greatest importance: the level of control employers exercise over workers as measured by the means and manner of the work performed. Both the DOL and the IRS have instructive fact sheets on their websites addressing this issue.

Visit the October 12, 2010 issue of Open Road for further information.

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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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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!

Amp Up

Energized even for next-generation automotive professionals



November 17 and 18, 2011


Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa
715 West Lionshead Circle Vail, Colorado 81657

CLICK HERE for details!
REGISTER ONLINE!
CLICK HERE for sponsorship opportunities!
SPONSORSHIP FORM
EXHIBITOR FORM

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!

 




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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