October 16, 2012

TITLE SPONSOR OF THE
2012 CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

IN THIS ISSUE

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Service Advisors Overtime Exemption Extended Through March

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

New Form Required For CO Employment Verification Law - Effective October 1, 2012

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

NEXT WEEK! Title Processing Training: Ask a Title Expert!

KPA Weekly Webinar

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CADA Regional Mettings 201

NADA Convention & Expo 2013

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Congressman Mike Coffman meets with Paul and Jim Suss, Suss Buick GMC

Share Your Accomplishmens

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


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www.nada.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.

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Department of Labor &
Employment
website.




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www.lbtelecom.net

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Office Supplies
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www.reyrey.com/solutions/document
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Document Solutions / Forms
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www.siegeloil.com

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www.unifirst.com

Uniforms / Standard Workwear
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www.pinnacol.com

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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.




SERVICE ADVISORS OVERTIME EXEMPTION EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH

Congressional legislation, signed into law today, to prevent a government shutdown includes an extension of a federal overtime exemption for service advisors through March. Since the late 1970s, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has held that the frontline employee-salespersons in the service department remain exempt from federal time-and-a-half pay requirements. In 2011, DOL attempted to reverse this policy. Congress intervened and temporarily stopped the Department from enforcing the change. The Congressional ban was included in a funding measure that was set to expire at the end of September. Under the new continuing resolution that extends government spending through March 2013, DOL is prevented from enacting the new policy for service salespeople. “Reversing 40 years of precedence of overtime requirements for service advisors could force dealers to make potentially costly compensation and staffing changes,” said NADA Chairman Bill Underriner. “Altering overtime rules after 40 years with little to no justification hinders a dealer’s ability to create new jobs." Even with DOL's restrictions in place, NADA has assisted several dealers involved in wage and hour audits by letting overly-aggressive federal inspectors know of the prohibition. Underriner also recognized Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., who chairs the House subcommittee that funds the DOL. “Under Chairman Rehberg’s leadership, Congress extended the overtime exemption for service advisors until March 27, 2013. America's franchised auto dealers applaud his efforts,” Underriner added.

Source: NADA Legislative Affairs (NADA Headlines, Sept. 28, 2012)



NEW FORM REQUIRED FOR CO EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION LAW - EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2012
Alert:  State is actively auditing for compliance

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has announced new employment eligibility verification requirements for Colorado employers. The new requirements take effect October 1.

Since January 1, 2007, Colorado employers have had to complete a written affirmation of legal work status for each new hire. They also have been required to retain photocopies of the documentation that employees provide when completing the I-9. 

Beginning October 1, 2012, employers must use a required form. Previously, employers could use any version of the form that met the statutory requirements. The new regulations also clarify that employers may not complete the affirmation form after 20 days from the date of hire. 

The CDLE has confirmed that it is conducting compliance audits on 40 Colorado employers each week. "We are regularly contacted by members who have received these audit notices," says MSEC Immigration Services attorney Chris Bauer. "This is a good time to make confirm that your company's records are in good order."

  • CLICK HERE for the required CDLE form. 
  • CLICK HERE for prior article on this topic, Reminder of Colorado Employment Verification Law (CADA Open Road, Regulatory & Legal Updates, Nov. 15, 2011).

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

Tammi McCoy, VP, tammi.mccoy@coloradodealers.org, 303.282.1449

Tim Jackson, President, tim.jackson@coloradodealers.org, 303.282.1448

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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NEXT WEEK! TITLE PROCESSING SEMINAR: ASK A TITLE EXPERT!
By Cindy Vieyra - Owner, Accurate Auto Title Specialists

Review of key paperwork and common problems, tips and advice from county/state processors, and your Q&A

  • Common problems / rejects - how to resolve; tips/suggestions garnered from consultations with current county and state personnel.
  • The current Denver MV manager plans to review their recent process changes, new dealer desks, and seeks dealership staff input.  Jan Angel, with over 30 years of experience, from Weld County will attend; Greg Acker, with over twenty years of experience and retired from the state title processing department, will also attend.
  • Time for your Q&A – bring any examples or issues you want to see addressed. If possible, submit specific questions in advance so county/state responses can be obtained!  We have already received numerous inquiries.  Email:  tammi.mccoy@coloradodealers.org
  • Target audience:  Intermediate to advanced title processing personnel
Event Description
Date/Time
Location

Denver




Wed., Oct. 24
9:00am-11:30am (Breakfast included) Main session

11:30-12:30 – Cindy will be available for one-on-one consultations for attendees


William D. Barrow Building
CADA Headquarters, Media Center
290 East Speer Blvd, Denver, 80203; Phone: 303.831.1722

Bring problem paperwork you have & Cindy will do a preliminary consultation (limit one per store initially; additional as time permits)

CLICK HERE for registration and information!

About Cindy Vieyra.Cindy Vieyra is the owner of Accurate Auto Title Specialists (AATS), providing title processing expertise and assistance to auto dealers, credit unions, lenders, and other individuals.  AATS assists with all types of titling, registration and related courier services.  Cindy’s services include supplemental help during vacations/leaves (at both counties and at dealerships) and assistance with problem cases such as out of state title issues. Cindy’s professional team has in-depth knowledge and significant prior experience and training in Colorado.  Team member experience includes a former Denver county branch manager with over twenty years of experience. Cindy has thirteen years of title processing experience in Colorado with seven years at the Denver County DMV and nearly a year and half with a local new car dealership.

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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

CADA Title Processing Training

Wed., Oct. 24th Morning/breakfast

9:00 to 11:30am – Main session
11:30-12:30 – Cindy will be available for one-on-one consultations for attendees


William D. Barrow Building
CADA Headquarters, Media Center
290 East Speer Blvd, Denver, 80203; Phone: 303.831.1722
Bring problem paperwork you have & Cindy will do a preliminary consultation (limit one per store initially; additional as time permits)

CLICK HERE for registration and information!

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 Marsha Temple at 303.457.5123 or marsha.temple@coloradodealers.org



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REGISTER NOW!
Join colleagues’ and peers and hear about issues important to you, your dealership and your operations. Learn what is happening in Colorado’s legislative and regulatory arena and what CADA is doing to proactively address problems that affect dealer survivability and profitability. These meetings are free to CADA member dealers.

CADA Regional Meeting Topics

  • Colorado Dealer Priorities – Annual Review
  • Value of Auto Dealer Victories
  • Legislative Report from the 2012 Session of Colorado General Assembly
  • Motor Vehicle Dealer Board and Regulatory Updates
  • See What’s Ahead: 2013 Colorado Legislative Preview

RSVP: Email: marsha.temple@coloradodealers.org | Phone: 303.282.1448 | Fax: 303.831.9100


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aThe NADA Convention & Expo is the automotive industry event of the year and the world's largest international gathering place for franchised new-vehicle dealers. The convention offers dealers a rare chance to meet face-to-face with executives of major auto manufacturers and features hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest equipment, aservices and technologies and dozens of workshops with the industry's best trainers. The 2013 NADA Convention & Expo will take place Friday, Feb. 8 through Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 in the West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.


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Event Description
Date/Time
Location

CADA Regional Meetings

In various cities throughout Colorado

Tuesday, Sep. 18 - Tuesday, Dec. 11


 

CLICK HERE for registration and information!

NADA Convention & Expo 2013



Friday, Feb. 8th - Monday, Feb. 11th
2013

 

CLICK HERE for registration and information!




CONGRESSMAN MIKE COFFMAN MEETS WITH PAUL AND JIM SUSS, SUSS BUICK GMC

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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.


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