JANUARY 17, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

CADA Has Selected KPA As Our Endorsed Provider of HR Management and Compliance Software!

 

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

NADA / ATD CONVENTION

Colorado and Utah Dealer Breakfast

Super Bowl Party Hosted by CADA

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Record Retention Guidelines

NLRB Further Delays Posting Requirement Deadline, but Issues Regulations That Speeds Union Election Procedures

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS
Innovative Dealer Summit


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming Events

2012 NADA and ATD Convention & Expo

Colorado and Utah Dealer Breakfast

Denver Auto Show


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Share Your Accomplishmens

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


ARCHIVES

CLICK HERE for Open Road
e-newsletter archives.

CLICK HERE for an Index of Regulatory
& Legal Articles
from the Open
Road e-newsletter.

CLICK HERE for Bulletin archives.

CLICK HERE for Colorado Auto
Outlook
archives.

CLICK HERE for Denver Auto
Outlook
archives.


ONLINE REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE to register online
for various CADA seminars & events.


MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES

CLICK HERE for details on the
Speaker and Educational
Resources
.

CLICK HERE for a list of current
Endorsed Vendors/Programs
.

CLICK HERE for a list of current
Allied Members
.

CLICK HERE for an order form for
CADA forms
.

CLICK HERE for information on all member services.



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www.aiada.org

CLICK HERE for NADA
Regulatory Affairs information
.


STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

CLICK HERE for the Auto Industry
Division
of the Colorado Dept.
of Revenue.

CLICK HERE for the Title and
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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CADA HAS SELECTED KPA AS OUR ENDORSED PROVIDER OF HR MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE SOFTWARE!

We are pleased to announce that your association has endorsed KPA’s HotlinkHRsolution. Employment-related lawsuits are a top legal/compliance threat facing dealerships today.  This comprehensive, automated solution—developed for dealerships—can provide guidance, tracking, and automated tools that are increasingly necessary in today’s litigious and complicated legal environment. 

CADA previously endorsed KPA’s Environmental, Health & Safety services (EHS) for over seven years so we already knew that KPA is a solid partner.  Our Member Services Committee, made up of CADA member dealers, put in countless hours evaluating this product line separately, along with other solutions in the market.  Ultimately, our dealer committee decided that the depth of KPA’s solution in the HR area, its focus on the automotive industry, and also the fact KPA is a Colorado-based company already serving many of our members made it the clear choice. 

View a message from Tim Jackson on CADA’s newest endorsement below:

Contacts:
KPA:  Patric Timmermans:  303.228.8772, ptimmermans@kpaonline.com
CADA:  Polly Penna:  303.457.5119, polly.penna@coloradodealers.org

KPA is a proud sponsor of this year’s
CADA Superbowl party at the NADA Convention!

     >> Register Now / More Info

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CADA Open Road is now beginning its sixth year of service, providing uninterrupted weekly news and information for Colorado automotive professionals to better compete in our industry, since January 3, 2007.


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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.





COLORADO AUTO DEALERS REGISTER HERE!

UTAH AUTO DEALERS REGISTER HERE!

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REGISTER NOW!



RECORD RETENTION GUIDELINES

After the end of the year, we tend to receive many inquiries about how long various types of files and documents must be kept on file.  CLICK HERE for overall record retention guidelines covering dealership files.

See also this prior article:

October 31, 2007, Record Retention Guidelines, Q&A:  QUESTION:  What are the recommendations for retaining and/or shredding consumer credit reports given both the safeguards rule to protect this information, and the need to keep deal documents as proof of compliance or in defense of a consumer complaint or lawsuit?

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NLRB FURTHER DELAYS POSTING REQUIREMENT DEADLINE, BUT ISSUES REGULATION THAT SPEEDS UNION ELECTION PROCEDURES
NADA Supports Legal Challenges to Both Rulemakings

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has further postponed, now until April 30, 2012, the requirement that its new employee rights poster be prominently displayed in union and non-union workplaces. The former deadline was January 31, 2012.  . . . For more details, CLICK HERE to refer back to the article in last week’s Open Road. 

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

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

Innovative Dealer Summit


March 21-22, 2012

More details coming soon!

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

2012 NADA & ATD Convention & Expo

February 3-6, 2012


Las Vegas, NV

Register Online!

Colorado and Utah Dealer Breakfast

*Sponsored by Comcast Spotlight

Sunday, February 5
7:15 am - 9:00 am


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

Colorado Dealers Click Here:  www.coloradodealers.org/registration
Utah Dealers Click Here: gwenn@uada.com

Denver Auto Show

March 21-25th, 2012


Colorado Convention Center




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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