December 2, 2014



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IN THIS ISSUE

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

CADA'S Annual Meeting and 100 Year Anniversary Gala

Employee Defection: How to Stop and Catch a Thief

Auto Industry News at a Glance

Automotive News Best Practices

Clear The Air Foundation 60 Second Video

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

We Deliver Business

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Employee Defection:  How to Stop and Catch a Thief

Back and Materials Handling

KPA WEBINAR - Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Material Shipping Compliance for Dealerships

Upcoming Seminars

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Reminder of State $2.00 Daily Fee on Vehicle Rentals

Employment Law Changes for 2015

Emission Inspection Changes for 2015

 

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

NADA Supports Bipartisan Effort to Reform CFPB Auto Lending Guidance

CADA Bill Tracker


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


ARCHIVES

CLICK HERE for Open Road
e-newsletter archives.

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

CLICK HERE for Bulletin archives.

CLICK HERE for Colorado Auto
Outlook
archives.


ONLINE REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE to register online
for various CADA seminars & events.


MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES

CLICK HERE for details on the
Speaker and Educational
Resources
.

CLICK HERE for a list of current
Endorsed Vendors/Programs
.

CLICK HERE for a list of current
Allied Members
.

CLICK HERE for an order form for
CADA forms
.

CLICK HERE for information on all member services.



www.nada.org


www.aiada.org

CLICK HERE for NADA
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.




Visit us at www.coloradodealers.org.


CADA Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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ENDORSED PROVIDER/PROGRAMS

CLICK HERE for information about the
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.
________

American Fidelity Assurance Company
www.afadvantage.com

Supplemental Employee Benefits
________

www.americanexpress.com

a Corporate Card - Rewards Program
________



www.bradfordpublishing.com

Dealer Retail Installment Sales Contract (“Rocky Mountain Bank Note”)
________

www.federatedinsurance.com

a 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
________

https://www.nadart.org/

Retirement plan management
________

www.business.officedepot.com  

Office Supplies
________

www.unifirst.com

Uniforms / Standard Workwear
________

www.wfis.wellsfargo.com

Insurance Services

 


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aCADA 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 its first issue on
Jan. 3, 2007.


CADA'S ANNUAL MEETING AND 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY GALA

Last week CADA hosted its Annual Meeting and 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration at the beautiful Renaissance Downtown Denver City Center Hotel (former home of the Colorado National Bank). It was lovely affair attended by nearly 200 dealer members, allied members and their families from around Colorado.

Purchase your copy of The 100-Year Deal at CADAat100.org


EMPLOYEE DEFECTION: HOW TO STOP AND CATCH A THIEF


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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.


CLEAR THE AIR FOUNDATION 60 SECOND VIDEO


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REMINDER OF STATE $2.00 DAILY FEE ON VEHICLE RENTALS

Since mid-2009, the state of Colorado has imposed a $2.00 daily fee on vehicle rentals.  The guidance publication at that time noted that rentals were exempt if “complimentary’.  Subsequently, the question was asked whether this daily fee would apply when the dealer is being reimbursed by the manufacturer or other warranty provider for a daily rental charge.  The answer from the state Department of Revenue was YES – the $2.00 daily fee applies when there is a charge levied for the daily rental even if it is not the end-consumer that pays the daily rental car charge.   

Click here for the latest state publication on this rental fee (FYI General 19, Motor Vehicle Daily Rental Fee, Rev. 6/2014).  

Click here for the filing/return form (DR 1777).   

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EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES FOR 2015
The MSEC Bulletin, Dec. 2014

This article briefly summarizes federal and state law changes and emerging trends in employment law for 2015. State information is included for Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming. 

  • Federal healthcare reform re-cap.
  • Colorado’s minimum wage rate will increase to $8.23 per hour as of January 1, 2015.
  • Wage Protection Act – Colorado. This law authorizes the director of the CO Department of Labor and Employment to establish an administrative procedure to adjudicate wage claims of $7,500 or less and issue citations and notices of assessments for the amounts due. Employers also face potential fines and penalties and are subject to additional recordkeeping requirements.
  • Civil Rights Remedies – Colorado.  Amendments to the Colorado Antidiscrimination Act (CADA) expanding the remedies available to successful plaintiffs go into effect for claims filed on or after January 1, 2015. Employees will be able to recover front pay, compensatory damages, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees.
  • Workers’ Compensation – Colorado.  Beginning April 1, 2015, Colorado employers must increase the number of physicians they designate for on-the-job injuries from two to four.

Click here for the complete article.   

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On January 2, 2015, several changes to the emission inspection program for gasoline-powered vehicles go into effect.  Click here to review the article in last week’s issue. 

 

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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.


 

BACK AND MATERIALS HANDLING

Strains due to lifting are one of the most frequent causes of injury for Pinnacol policyholders. Sixty percent of these claims involve the lower back and shoulder. Traditional approaches to controlling back injuries, such as proper lifting training and stretching programs, have not been successful
in reducing injuries. In this class, participants will learn the most effective strategies for reducing the frequency and severity of back injury claims. This class is designed for policyholders in “fixed industrial settings” such as manufacturing, warehousing and food processing.

Topics include:

  • The most high-risk job tasks for back and shoulder injuries

  • Ergonomic design principles for manual material handling
  • An evaluation of the seven common lifting techniques

  • An assessment tool to evaluate the recommended weight limits for lifting tasks


    Pinnacol Assurance
    7501 E. Lowry Blvd. Denver, CO 80230

    Wednesday, Dec. 10
    9–11 a.m.
Registration deadline is Dec. 5.

    This course is free for Pinnacol policyholders.
To register, visit www.pinnacol.com/employer/training.

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

Thursday December 4, 2014, 10:00 am Mountain Time
10-11am (MST)

Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Material Shipping Compliance for Dealerships

How to Best Avoid DOT and FAA Fines

As a dealership, DOT regulations affect many areas of your business including hazardous material security, part shipments and delivery, hazardous waste hauling, just to name a few. Join KPA’s Environmental and Safety Product Director, Peter Zaidel, as he discusses the impact that the DOT has on your business operations and what steps you need to take to stay compliant with DOT regulations.

Click here for upcoming Human Resources webinars.

Click here for upcoming EH&S webinars.


Previously recorded webinars are also available

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

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

Employee Defection:  How to Stop and Catch a Thief

Wed., Dec. 10
7:30am - 9:30am
Breakfast Seminar


CADA
290 East Speer Boulevard Denver, CO 80203

Save the Date – More information coming soon

Back and Materials Handling

Registration deadline is Dec. 5.

Wed., Dec. 10
9:00am – 11:00am

 

Pinnacol Assurance
7501 E. Lowry Blvd. Denver, CO 80230

This course is free for Pinnacol policyholders.


To register, CLICK HERE

KPA Weekly Webinar

Special Event: HR Practices Webinar for Group Dealerships


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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NADA SUPPORTS BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO REFORM CFPB AUTO LENDING GUIDANCE
  
NADA is urging Congress to pass HR 5403, a bipartisan bill that nullifies the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) flawed guidance on auto lending and requires more transparency and accountability from the agency on future guidance.

The new bill, "Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act," would allow the agency to reissue its guidance under a more transparent process.

As previously reported by GADA, in March 2013, the CFPB issued guidance that threatens to eliminate the flexibility of new-car dealerships to discount the interest rate offered to consumers to finance vehicle purchases. The CFPB claims that negotiated interest rates between dealers and their customers create a significant risk of unintentional "disparate impact" discrimination. However, there are a variety of legitimate business-related factors that can affect finance rates, such as beating a competing rate.

"HR 5403 is needed because it requires the CFPB to follow a transparent process when issuing auto finance guidance," said NADA Chairman Forrest McConnell. "The bill would rescind the 2013 auto finance guidance and require public participation for future guidance before it is issued."

NADA urges dealers to contact their House members today to co-sponsor HR 5403.

Find your House representative 

View NADA brief on HR 5403 

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CADA BILL TRACKER

Follow the Colorado Auto Dealers Bill Tracker HERE!


Event Description
Date/Time
Location

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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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