January 29, 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Department of Labor Audit Alert: Dealer Receives Random Audit Notice Covering State Employment Verification Law

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

CADA Bill Tracker

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

KPA Weekly Webinar

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

NADA Convention & Expo 2013

Annual UT, CO & NM Dealer Breakfast

SAVE THE DATE: 5th Annual Charity Preview Party

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Share Your Accomplishmens

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


ARCHIVES

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& Legal Articles
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Outlook
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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.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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Dealer Retail Installment Sales Contract (“Rocky Mountain Bank Note”)
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www.federatedinsurance.com

a 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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https://www.nadart.org/

Retirement plan management
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www.business.officedepot.com  

Office Supplies
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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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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.




DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AUDIT ALERT:  DEALER RECEIVES RANDOM AUDIT NOTICE COVERING STATE EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION LAW

CADA received notice from a Colorado dealer member of a state audit covering the state employment verification requirements.  CLICK HERE for that notice letter and what the department is requesting. Note the following:

  • The dealer had less than two weeks to respond.
  • The audit covers all current employees who were hired as of 1/1/2007 when this law went into effect.
  • The Department advises employers not to complete the affirmation form if it is not done within the required 20 days of hire.

Below is an alert run previously in Open Road, October 15, 2012:

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 thatemployers 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 (Rev. 9/6/2012)

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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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CADA BILL TRACKER


Follow the Colorado Auto Dealers Bill Tracker HERE!

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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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SEMINAR OR EVENT, PLEASE VISIT:

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Event Description
Date/Time
Location

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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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.




Event Description
Date/Time
Location

NADA Convention & Expo 2013



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

 

CLICK HERE for registration and information!

Annual UT, CO & NM Dealer Breakfast

NADA Convention & Expo 2013



Sunday, February 10th,
2013

7:15am - 8:45am

 

CLICK HERE for registration and information!

SAVE THE DATE

5th Annual Charity Preview Party



Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

7:00pm -10:00pm

 

Denver Auto Show
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202

CLICK HERE for tickets and information!




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.



ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO EMAIL!

  • Hey, lead foot! You're throwing away money 
    NBC News, January 23
    Studies show that fuel economy has become the number one concern among American car buyers – but motorists have also been pressing for higher speed limits, which can sharply reduce the mileage a car gets.
  • Auto show attendance highest in nine years
    The Detroit News, January 27
    Large crowds wrapped up the North American International Auto Show Sunday, with attendance hitting levels not seen in nine years.
  • Toyota reclaims No. 1 spot from GM
    The Detroit News, January 28
    Toyota Motor Corp. regained the No. 1 ranking, displacing General Motors Co., after selling a record number of 9.75 million vehicles worldwide for 2012.
  • Ford Fusion: Passion Seizes the Family Sedan
    The Wall Street Journal, January 25
    Auto makers devote themselves to a family sedan redesign with special zeal because getting it wrong means losing a generation of buyers, as well Ford F knows.
  • Hyundai's Super Bowl ads highlight speed
    Auto Week, January 28
    Having been batted about regarding their fuel-economy claims, Hyundai has decided to use their Super Bowl ad dollars to highlight the raw power of the Sonata Turbo and the Genesis R-Spec sedan.
  • Opel, Peugeot most vulnerable as financial reckoning looms
    The Detroit News, January 26
    Spare a thought for the Europeans as exuberance, rational or not, returns to America's automotive business.
  • Chrysler eliminates shift at Dundee Engine Plant
    The Detroit News, January 25
    Chrysler Group LLC has eliminated one shift at its Dundee Engine Plant, another sign of trouble for the new Dodge Dart.

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