MAY 15, 2012

TITLE SPONSOR OF THE
2012 CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

IN THIS ISSUE

a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dealers Urged to Participate in NADA Workforce / Compensation Study

 

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

EEOC Issues Final Rule on RFOA Defense to Disparate Impact Age Claims

Title Processing Alert: Denver Motor Vehicle - Peoria Office Closed the Week of May 14th; Plus Denver Survey Request

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

CADA Bill Tracker

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Colorado Dealer Counsel - Luncheon & Issues Briefing

Unclaimed Property Workshops
KPA Weekly Webinar

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CADA Annual Member Golf Event

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Share Your Accomplishmens

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


ARCHIVES

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MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES

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Speaker and Educational
Resources
.

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Endorsed Vendors/Programs
.

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Allied Members
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www.nada.org


www.aiada.org

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Regulatory Affairs information
.


STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

CLICK HERE for the Auto Industry
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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ENDORSED VENDOR/PROGRAMS

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Endorsed Programs
.

Contact Polly Penna at CADA to request more information on any of the programs below: polly.penna@coloradodealers.org

Choosing a CADA endorsed provider supports our work for the Colorado retail vehicle industry.
________

www.afadvantage.com

Supplemental Employee Benefits
________

www.federatedinsurance.com

General Liability
________

www.incom-direct.com

Merchant Transaction Processing
________

http://www.kpaonline.com/

HR Management & Online Compliance

Environmental / Health & Safety Compliance
________

www.lbtelecom.net

Telecommunications
________

www.business.officedepot.com  

Office Supplies
________

www.reyrey.com/solutions/document
_solutions

Document Solutions / Forms
________

www.siegeloil.com

Oil, Lubricants, Service Chemicals & Reconditioning Products
________

www.unifirst.com

Uniforms / Standard Workwear
________


www.pinnacol.com

Workers Compensation


 

 


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DEALERS URGED TO PARTICIPATE IN NADA WORKFORCE / COMPENSATION STUDY

Deadline Is TODAY, May 15th!

NADA Dealership Workforce Study – Colorado Participants as of May 15, 2012

Total = 53 respondents:

Berthod Motors Inc

CO

Cook Chevrolet Sabaru

CO

Daniels Long Chevrolet

CO

Dellenbach Motors

CO

Faricy Ford Lincoln Inc

CO

Fisher Auto Inc

CO

Gateway Mazda

CO

Glenwood Springs Ford Lincoln

CO

Glenwood Springs Subaru

CO

Grand Junction Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Inc

CO

Groove Toyota Scion

CO

Hellman Motor Co

CO

Hudson Auto Source, Inc.

CO

John Elway Chevrolet

CO

John Roberts Motor Works

CO

Kuni Honda

CO

Kuni Lexus LLC

CO

Lakewood Fordland Inc

CO

Land Rover Flatirons

CO

Len Lyall Chevrolet Inc

CO

Markley Motors Inc

CO

McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC

CO

McCandless Truck Center LLC

CO

Medved Chevrolet Cadillac

CO

Mercedes Benz of Colorado Springs

CO

Mike Ward Infiniti

CO

Montrose Ford Nissan

CO

Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center

CO

Murray BMW of Denver

CO

New Country Auto Center Inc

CO

Pedersen Toyota Scion Volvo

CO

Phil Long Audi

CO

Phil Long Ford Chapel Hills

CO

Phil Long Ford Lincoln of Motor City

CO

Phil Long Ford Of Denver

CO

Phil Long Hyundai Motor City

CO

Pikes Peak Acura

CO

Planet Honda

CO

Planet Hyundai

CO

Prestige Chrysler Dodge

CO

Pro Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

CO

Quality Mitsubishi Inc

CO

Ralph Schomp Honda Mini

CO

Red Noland Infiniti Jaguar Land Rover

CO

Rickenbaugh Volvo Inc

CO

Spradley Barr Ford Inc

CO

Summit Ford

CO

Suss Buick GMC Truck

CO

The Faricy Boys Chrysler Jeep

CO

Tri-County GM Inc

CO

Vidmar Motor Company

CO

Vince's GM Center

CO

Weld County Garage

CO

NADA and ATD member dealers have until May 15, 2012, to take part in NADA’s new Dealership Workforce Study (DWS) that will analyze employee compensation, benefits, turnover and other data. There is no cost to participate in the study. This enhanced annual study replaces the prior biennial NADA Compensation Study. 

The study will provide dealers with valuable comparative data to assess and adjust, if necessary, their employee compensation programs, health and retirement benefit packages, and find out what it takes to be competitive in recruiting new employees,”
said Marilynn Youngs, senior director of NADA University.

The online survey should take you about 20 minutes to complete! You do not have to go through your payroll records at all. Simply download your payroll data from your DMS, save in the Excel template provided on the DWS website, and upload using the secure web server. Follow the step-by-step instructions on the DWS website. 

***Visit the survey web site to participate***
www.nadaworkforcestudy.com
Participating dealers receive an individualized comparison report (Basic Report) and a Driven Management Guide summary report at no charge.

Why should I participate in the DWS?

  • Learn how your dealership compares to other dealerships in terms of compensation, benefits, retention, turnover, and other factors—and fine-tune your pay plans and benefits packages to enhance your recruitment, motivation, and retention efforts
  • Make the results as complete, detailed, and statistically valid as possible—the more participants, the more authoritative the study can be
  • Provide the data to enable NADA and your state and metro associations to better serve your interests in legal and legislative matters
  • Provide information that NADA University can use to determine the HR issues facing dealers and to develop the educational solutions needed to address those issues

Additional Information:


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.




EEOC ISSUES FINAL RULE ON RFOA DEFENSE TO DISPARATE IMPACT AGE CLAIMS
  
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued final regulations on March 30 interpreting the current state of the “reasonable factor other than age” or RFOA defense to disparate impact age discrimination claims. The EEOC had to revise existing Age Discrimination in Employment Act regulations after two U.S. Supreme Court decisions criticized them. In these cases, the Court recognized disparate impact ADEA claims and placed the burden on employers to prove an RFOA defense. Smith v. Jackson (2005) and Meacham v. Knolls (2008). 

Employer representatives feel that the EEOC has gone too far with its revisions and that the new regulations “impose unwarranted burdens” on employers attempting to prove an RFOA defense. The regulations now say that employers must show more than a rational basis to support the non-age factor offered. They also require non-age factors to be reasonable in both design and application. And, the regulations contain a non-exhaustive list of considerations for determining whether the employer’s challenged action was reasonable and based on factors other than age.   
           
The regulations go into effect April 29. The full text of the final regulations is available here. For additional Q&A from the EEOC, click here.

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TITLE PROCESSING ALERT: DENVER MOTOR VEHICLE - PEORIA OFFICE CLOSED THE WEEK OF MAY 14TH; PLUS DENVER SURVEY REQUEST

The Denver Motor Vehicle department has requested that CADA alert all dealership title processing departments regarding the following closure.  The purpose of this one-week trial with no dealership drop-offs at just this one location is to try procedural changes that should improve the overall effectiveness for everyone.  a

ATTENTION:  All Dealers and Runners:
Denver Motor Vehicle will be conducting an Evaluation Program at our Peoria MV Office, 4685 Peoria Street from Monday, May 14, 2012 thru Friday, May 18, 2012.

In order to evaluate our processes to better serve all segments of customers, DMV will not be able to serve our local Dealers/Runners at this location during that week.  We ask that all Dealers/Runners visit one of the following branches for services during this evaluation period:

  • NW Branch Office, 3698 W. 44th Ave.
  • SW Branch Office, 3100 S. Sheridan Blvd
  • Welton Branch Office, 2736 Welton St.

For your convenience during this evaluation period, all branch locations will be accepting “drop off” paperwork.  The Peoria Branch Office will not be processing any counter transactions during this time.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause and appreciate your cooperation in our effort to improve your and the rest of our customers Denver experience!

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
DMV Management

      CLICK HERE for a PDF version of the above notice to distribute to staff.  

SURVEY REQUEST:  Additionally, the Denver MV Management would like to hear from as many dealerships as possible: CLICK HERE for a survey.  Please return the survey as soon as possible!   

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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



CADA BILL TRACKER

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COLORADO DEALER COUNSEL - LUNCHEON & ISSUES BRIEFING
Legal, regulatory and legislative briefing on issues of importance to attorneys representing Colorado automobile dealers

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
11:30am-1:30pm

William D. Barrow Building, CADA Headquarters
290 East Speer Blvd
Denver, Colorado 80203

Topics to be covered:

  • 2012 legislative session wrap up
  • Federal legislative/regulatory issues
  • State regulatory and compliance updates
  • UCCC compliance audits
  • Legal hotline for dealers
  • Retail Installment Sales Contract
  • Internet marketing compliance update
  • 2013 legislative agenda (ideas/suggestions)
  • Open discussion; any areas of concern

REGISTER ONLINE!

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KPA WEEKLY WEBINAR: 
Covers an Environment & Safety or an HR topic each week

Every Thursday
 
10:00-11:00am (MST)

CLICK HERE for upcoming topics and to register!

Previously recorded webinars are also available at the above link.

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

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

Colorado Dealer Counsel - Luncheon & Issues Briefing

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

11:30am-1:30pm


William D. Barrow Building
CADA Headquarters
290 East Speer Blvd
Denver, Colorado 80203

REGISTER ONLINE!

Unclaimed Property Workshops

By CO Department of Treasury

Various dates and times in June


CLICK for listing.

RSVP:  Call (303) 866-6039 or email shannon.smith@state.co.us

KPA Weekly Webinar

Covers an Environment & Safety or an HR topic each week


Every Thursday  

10:00-11:00am (MST)


CLICK HERE for upcoming topics and to register!

Previously recorded webinars are also available at the above link.

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

CADA Annual Member Golf Event



Monday, September 17, 2012

 

Colorado Golf Club
8000 Preservation Trail
Parker, CO  80134

*More Details Coming Soon*




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

  • Ford plans three-year bond offering two weeks after rating bump
    The Detroit News, May 10
    Ford Motor Co., the second-biggest U.S. carmaker, plans to issue three-year notes two weeks after Fitch Ratings raised the company's credit ranking to investment grade.
  • The trancontinental automobile
    Colfax Record, May 10
    Since the 1860s, Colfax has been best known for being a key player along the first transcontinental railroad. It also had a brush with being a stop for the first air flight across America when pilot Robert A. Fowler made a stop in Colfax in 1911 (Colfax Record, March 24, 2011).
  • GM slips behind Toyota in first quarter sales, Bloomberg reports
    Detroit Free Press, May 10
    General Motors, which regained the largely symbolic title of world's largest automaker in 2011, slipped back into the second slot for the first quarter of 2012.
  • Tesla sedan to hit showrooms in June, earlier than planned
    MSNBC, May 9
    Tesla Motors (TSLA) will start delivering its Model S sedan to customers next month, slightly earlier than the electric carmaker had previously projected and a sign of progress for Tesla's most crucial launch yet.
  • Toyota Is Back, Serving Notice Of Renewed Global Ambitions
    Forbes, May 9
    Toyota has sent a message to Volkswagen, General Motors, Hyundai and any other company that plans to challenge for the title of “world’s biggest automaker” over the next several years: The sales-volume champion of last decade is back and gunning to regain the crown that it lost to GM last year.
  • The cars Americans will not buy
    MSNBC, May 9
    April car sales data were not a cause for celebration. Though sales were up 2 percent overall from last April, they cooled somewhat since the February and March run.
  • Mitt Romney Takes Credit For The Auto Bailout. Say, What?
    Forbes, May 8
    It’s a common thing for a presidential candidate to pontificate about an issue of the day. It’s quite another for one to take credit for something he had no discernible role in.
  • Speed Demon's Car Hoisted Into Tree
    AOL Autos, May 10
    People in the small village of Lubczyna, Poland did a little bit more than just talk about how annoyed they were with a young man's irresponsible driving habits.
  • 2012 Scion iQ: A tiny dose of daring
    The Detroit News, May 10
    Parallel parking skills are no longer necessary if you drive Toyota's 2012 Scion iQ, a tiny city car that is only about half as long as a standard curbside space.
  • Marchionne relishes No. 1 Chrysler minivan ranking
    The Detroit News, May 10
    Almost 30 years after the minivan was introduced, Chrysler Group LLC remains on top. Now, CEO Sergio Marchionne will have to decide how best to sustain the success.
  • Audi On Ice: A Driving Experience [VIDEO]
    AOL Autos, May 8
    When Audi invited us to an ice driving event in Seefeld, Austria--a small, charming ski town nestled within the Alps--we imagined it would be easy.

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