March 18, 2014



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IN THIS ISSUE

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Charity Preview Party

2014 Innovative Dealer Summit

David Lewis, David Lewis Associates on Innovative Dealer Summit

Automotive News Best Practices

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Participation in 2014 Dealership Workforce Study Open Through April 30th

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

EEOC and FTC Offer Joint Tips on Use of Employment Background Checks

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

CADA Bill Tracker

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

KPA Weekly Webinar: Going Green Just Got Easier

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Charity Preview Party

2014 Innovative Dealer Summit

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Recession's Lessons Boost Used-Car Sales

Fixed Ops Come First For Denver Dealer

Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


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


2014 INNOVATIVE DEALER SUMMIT

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CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

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DAVID LEWIS, DAVID LEWIS ASSOCIATES ON INNOVATIVE DEALER SUMMIT



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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.


PARTICIPATION IN 2014 DEALERSHIP WORKFORCE STUDY OPEN THROUGH APRIL 30TH


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Press release issued, 3/10/2014

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have co-published two technical assistance documents that explain how the agencies' respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes.  One document is for employers; the other is for job applicants and employees.  This is the first time that the two agencies have partnered to create resources addressing concerns in this key area.   The documents are available on the EEOC's website: Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know and Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know

The agencies emphasize that employers need written permission from job applicants before getting background reports about them from companies in the business of compiling background information.  Furthermore, they reaffirm that it is illegal to discriminate based on a person's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information, including family medical history, when requesting or using background information for employment, regardless of where the information was obtained.  

At the same time, the agencies want job applicants to know that it is not illegal for potential employers to ask about their background, as long as the employer does not unlawfully discriminate.  However, when people are turned down for a job or denied a promotion based on information in their background reports, they have the right to review the reports for accuracy.     

"The laws enforced by the EEOC and the FTC intersect on the issue of employment background checks, so this was a unique opportunity for the agencies to work together to provide user-friendly technical assistance to our stakeholders," said EEOC Legal Counsel Peggy Mastroianni.  "The No. 1 goal here is to ensure that people on both sides of the desk understand their rights and responsibilities."  

The EEOC enforces federal laws against employment discrimination; more information is available at www.eeoc.gov.  The FTC enforces the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the law that protects the privacy and accuracy of the information in credit reports.  More information is available at www.ftc.gov.

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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

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

Thursday
, March 20th
10:00-11:00am (MST)

2014’s Hot HR Topics

Learn to Weed Out the Bad Seeds, the Fate of Unpaid Internships, and More

At least 20 states have legalized marijuana-use for medical and/or recreational purposes. This webinar will discuss whether this will send your workplace policies up in smoke. We will also discuss the fate of unpaid internships---once regarded as an unparalleled opportunity to gain valuable work experience, but now serving as a mechanism for suing future employers before employment even begins.

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

KPA Weekly Webinar

Hazardous Waste 101



Thursday, March 20 

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



Event Description
Date/Time
Location

Charity Preview Party

Tuesday, April 8 and

7pm - 10pm

Denver Auto Show
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, Colorado  80202

CLICK HERE for registration and information!


Innovative Dealer Summit

Tuesday, April 8 and Wednesday., April 9th

Sports Authority Field

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RECESSION'S LESSONS BOOST USED-CAR SALES
Automotive News, March 24

Mike Cimino, vice president of Phil Long Dealerships in Colorado Springs, Colo., says his group has made a lot of changes in the way it runs its used-vehicle department in recent years...

"During the recession you only had so much cash and you managed your assets better," Cimino says. "We found when we did that the cars were fresher, inventory had more sizzle, and managers were more accountable. Everybody became smarter in this business."

CLICK HERE for the full article!

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ROTARY CLUB OF ARVADA


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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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