MAY 22, 2012

TITLE SPONSOR OF THE
2012 CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

IN THIS ISSUE

a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

KPA Offering 20% Discount To CADA Members During the Month of May!

 

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Legal Alert: Court Invalidates Ambush Election Rule; Board Suspends Implementation

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

NADA Supports Bill To Eliminate Obsolete Mandate That Requires NHTSA To Distribute Insurance Data Booklets To Dealers

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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e-newsletter archives.

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

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CLICK HERE for Colorado Auto
Outlook
archives.

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Outlook
archives.


ONLINE REGISTRATION

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for various CADA seminars & events.


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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CADA forms
.

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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.

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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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.
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www.afadvantage.com

Supplemental Employee Benefits
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www.federatedinsurance.com

General Liability
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www.incom-direct.com

Merchant Transaction Processing
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http://www.kpaonline.com/

HR Management & Online Compliance

Environmental / Health & Safety Compliance
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www.lbtelecom.net

Telecommunications
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www.business.officedepot.com  

Office Supplies
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www.reyrey.com/solutions/document
_solutions

Document Solutions / Forms
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www.siegeloil.com

Oil, Lubricants, Service Chemicals & Reconditioning Products
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www.unifirst.com

Uniforms / Standard Workwear
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www.pinnacol.com

Workers Compensation


 

 


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KPA OFFERING 20% DISCOUNT TO CADA MEMBERS DURING THE MONTH OF MAY!

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CADA Recommends the KPA HR Management System for managing your dealership’s human resources. 

a 20% discount available to CADA dealer members through May 31, 2012!

Act now!  For a demo, pricing details, and more on this offer, visit:
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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.




LEGAL ALERT: COURT INVALIDATES AMBUSH ELECTION RULE; BOARD SUSPENDS IMPLEMENTATION
By Ford & Harrison LLP, 5/16/2012

Executive Summary:  A federal trial court in the District of Columbia has held that the "ambush election" procedures published by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in December 2011 are invalid.  In response to the District Court's decision, on May 15th the Board temporarily suspended implementation of the changes to the elections process.  For now, employers can expect the same election rules and pre-election procedures that were in place prior to the rulemaking. 

Discussion:
 "According to Woody Allen, eighty percent of life is just showing up."  Chamber of Commerce, et al v. NLRB, No. 11-CV-2262 (D.D.C. May 14, 2012).  This is Judge Boasberg's introductory line in his May 14th decision invalidating the Board's December 22, 2011 election procedure rulemaking on grounds that the Board failed to meet the Act's quorum requirement (a technicality).  This decision invalidated the Board's "ambush election rule" which contained three important changes to the Board's election procedures.  First, challenges to voter eligibility could no longer be made during the pre-election hearing.  Second, employers would be stripped of the (pre-election) opportunity to challenge a Regional Director's decision and direction of election.  And, most importantly, the Board eliminated the 25-day window following a direction of election in which the Board would not schedule a vote.  Needless to say, this opened the door to an abbreviated election timeline making it more difficult for employers to share the facts about unions with their employees.

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, challenged the Board's rule change on myriad grounds, …

… more
Click here for the full article.

* NADA is a member of the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace that spearheaded this legal challenge.

Visit the prior article with more information on the NLRB’s proposed changes. NLRB — New Poster Mandate and Union Election Changes: Effective April 30th! (CADA Open Road, April 10, 2012).

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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



NADA SUPPORTS BILL TO ELIMINATE OBSOLETE MANDATE THAT REQUIRES NHTSA TO DISTRIBUTE INSURANCE DATA BOOKLETS TO DEALERS

Legislation introduced Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives repeals an obsolete mandate that requires the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to print and distribute an insurance report to more than 17,500 new-car dealerships across the country, which is mailed through the U.S. Post Office. The “Relative Collision Insurance Cost Information” booklet sought to provide car buyers with insurance data on the cost of repairing new vehicles. Under a 1972 law, NHTSA is required to collect, prepare, print and distribute the report to new-car dealerships. Dealers are required to provide it to their customers upon request. NADA, in a recent survey of 815 of its members, found that 96 percent of dealers reported that none of their customers had ever asked to see the booklet. NHTSA has been publishing the booklet since 1991. “The reality in dealer showrooms needs to be recognized,” said NADA President Phil Brady. “This government mandate should be eliminated.”

Source: NADA Newsroom

Editor's note: NADA is urging dealers to help build support for H.R. 5648, the Owens-Harper Obsolete Mandate bill, by asking their U.S. Representatives to cosponsor the legislation. The U.S. Representatives' offices can be reached through the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121.

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CADA BILL TRACKER

Follow the Colorado Auto Dealers Bill Tracker HERE!


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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

  • V-8 Chevrolet SS coming to U.S. as 2014 model
    The Detroit News, May 17
    General Motors Co. said Thursday Chevrolet will bring a new V-8 rear-wheel drive performance Chevrolet SS to the U.S. as a 2014 model, marking the first time in 17 years Chevy has offered a rear-wheel sedan here.
  • Fiat uses Google Street to photo bomb VW
    MSNBC, May 17
    Automakers normally take their marketing efforts quite seriously, not surprising when you consider the billions of dollars at stake. 
  • Acura recalls over 56,000 sedans in North America
    MSNBC, May 17
    Honda's Acura brand is recalling 56,881 TL sedans from model years 2007 and 2008 in North America to replace a power steering hose that could leak over time and potentially cause a fire.
  • Only Ford, GM, Toyota To Gain Share Through 2015, Study Says
    Forbes, May 16
    Ford will lead market-share gainers in the U.S. auto industry between now and 2015, picking up 0.8 percent of the market, while General Motors recovers a 0.5-percent share gain and Toyota picks up 0.3 percent of the market in the same time frame, according to the latest version of an exhaustive annual prognosis by a veteran securities analyst.
  • Ford Thinks It Has Better Idea About How to Handle Facebook
    Forbes, May 15
    Ford executives noted the abrupt abandonment of Facebook advertising by their cross-town rivals at General Motors and reiterated that they’re approaching social-media marketing differently.
  • Auto sales buoy economy
    The Detroit News, May 17
    Car sales that are running at the fastest pace in four years are poised to reverberate through the world's largest economy as a spillover into production, profits and jobs for Americans may be starting.
  • 2013 Acura RDX realizes its potential
    The Detroit News, May 17
    Acura's 2013 RDX has grown up to become a more refined and pleasant compact luxury SUV.
  • The Fastest and Most Fuel-Frugal Sports Cars
    Forbes, May 15
    It doesn’t take a market research maven to determine that with gas prices still hovering around the $4.00 mark, fuel economy remains of paramount importance among new-car buyers.

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