October 6, 2015

TITLE SPONSOR OF THE
2015 CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

IN THIS ISSUE

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

CADA Regional Meetings Road Trip

Legislative Grassroots Meetings

Title Processing Seminar - NEW SEMNAR ADDED October 21st in Loveland!

CADA Would Like To Thank Our Sponsors From the Charity Preview Party

Check out CADA's Blogs

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

Title Processing Seminar

KPA WEBINAR: Put it in Writing: Creating an Effective Employee Handbook

All Seminars & Events

 

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Automotive News Best Practices

Clear The Air Foundation 60 Second Video

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

KPA Tip of the Month: October 30, 2015 EEOC Report Deadline

No More “Use-It-or-Lose-It” Vacation Policies for Colorado Employers

 

ENDORSED PROVIDER

EMV Mandate for Credit Card Processing: Fact vs Fiction

Federated Insurance: Auto Dealer Claim of the Month

UniFirst... The Nation's Preferred Auto Uniform Supplier

 

ALLIED MEMBERS / ANNUAL MEMBER GOLF EVENT SPONSORSHIP ADS

Thank you to the Sponsors of the 11th Annual CADA Member Gold Event


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Flower Subaru Revives its 40 Year Award from Subaru - the Oldest Subaru Dealer in Colorado

Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!

 

THE AFTERFACT

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Choosing a CADA endorsed provider supports our work for the Colorado retail vehicle industry.
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American Fidelity Assurance Company
www.afadvantage.com

Supplemental Employee Benefits
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www.americanexpress.com

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www.bradfordpublishing.com

Dealer Retail Installment Sales Contract (“Rocky Mountain Bank Note”)
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www.dealertrack.com

Dealertrack Technologies
 
- Dealer Management System (DMS)

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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.unifirst.com

Uniforms / Standard Workwear
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www.wfis.wellsfargo.com

Workers compensation insurance services

 


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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 its first issue on
Jan. 3, 2007.


2015 CADA REGIONAL MEETING ROAD TRIP STARTS THIS WEEK IN HESPERUS, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS AND SILVERTHORNE. REGISTER NOW!

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LEGISLATIVE GRASSROOTS MEETINGS

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TITLE PROCESSING SEMINAR - NEW SEMINAR ADDED OCTOBER 21ST IN LOVELAND!

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CADA WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR TITLE AND PLATINUM SPONSORS FROM THE CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

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CHECK OUT CADA'S BLOGS

The 101” is CADA’s latest blog, featuring the Chair’s Column, written by 2015 CADA Chair Thom Buckley, which is printed in the Bulletin, CADA’S monthly print publication.

CADA also recently unveiled a new events and updates blog, which you can follow by clicking here.


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CLEAR THE AIR FOUNDATION 60 SECOND VIDEO


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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.


KPA TIP OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER 30, 2015 EEOC REPORT DEADLINE
September 22, 2015 by Kathryn Carlson

The EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee has extended the deadline for all EEO-1 Report Filers from September 30, 2015 to October 30, 2015.

The EEOC requires all organizations with 100 or more employees from “affiliated entities” to use the EEO-1 Report to self-identify gender and race. The report must be generated from data collected during any pay period between July and September 2015. The data must include all full-time and part-time employees.

An entity is considered “affiliated” if they have centralized ownership, control, or management. An entity is still considered affiliated if each location or business operation is a separate corporation or business for tax reasons, as long as there is common ownership or control. Affiliated entities are responsible for filing multiple reports:

  1. A report for the principal office.
  2. A report for each individual location with more than 50 employees.
  3. A consolidated report covering all locations and entities, including those with fewer than 50 employees.
  4. A list showing the name, address, total number of employees, and the major activity for each location.

To learn more about the EEO-1 Report and your responsibilities or for assistance in completing your reports using KPA’s HR Management software contact info@kpaonline.com.

Click here for the original article.

CADA Endorsed provider, KPA, provides both Environment & Safety and HR Management compliance software and related services.  Visit www.kpaonline.com/contactus to schedule a call with an account executive or call 866.356.1735.

You may also contact Polly, Penna, Field Services Director, CADA,Polly.penna@coloradodealers.org, Cell: 303.945.6426.

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By Justin Hocking, Esq., SPHR,, Mountain States Employers Council

Last week, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) indicated it would adopt a tougher enforcement stance against “use-it-or-lose-it” vacation policies, according to the agency’s Deputy Director, Dr. Peter Wingate. CDLE is responsible for enforcing the state’s wage and hour statute, the Colorado Wage Protection Act (C.R.S. § 8-4-101 et. seq.). New rules that assist CDLE’s investigators and hearing officers in enforcing Colorado wage and hour laws have been in place since January 1, 2015.

According to Wingate, CDLE continues its long-standing interpretation that under Colorado law, vacation pay that is earned in accordance with the terms of any agreement is wages owed to the employee upon separation of employment. Employers who have implemented a use-it-or-lose-it policy regarding paid vacation should reconsider. According to CDLE, “Once vacation pay has been earned, it cannot be unearned. Forfeiture clauses are not permitted in vacation agreements.” CDLE’s enforcement position applies to all paid vacation earned on or after January 1, 2015.

This afternoon, Dr. Wingate stated by telephone that official guidance was forthcoming that could differ from information already released informally. MSEC will continue to follow the issue closely.

CDLE has had the authority to adjudicate complaints for unpaid wages and compensation up to $7,500 since January 1 of this year.

According to MSEC’s most recent survey on Paid Time Off Policies, 15 percent of Colorado employers have a policy allowing an employee to carry over only a portion of earned vacation from one year to the next. Among resort-area employers, the percentage climbs to 19 percent. These employers should consider revising their policies to ensure employees are not losing, or forfeiting, any earned vacation time.

Click here for the original article.

Visit Mountain States Employers Council (login required; CADA members receive basic level membership in MSEC; call 800.884.1328 to talk with an attorney or obtain an ID/password).  www.msec.org  

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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.


 

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

Thursday October 8th, 2015, 10:00 am Mountain Time
10-11am (MST)

Put it in Writing: Creating an Effective Employee Handbook

Tips and tricks to Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes of 2015

Employee handbooks are an important tool for any business, providing communication and the ability to implement policies for your business. When completed correctly, employee handbooks establish employee expectations and practices, provides guidance to employees, and offers employees an excellent defense against labor and employment litigation. 

In this webinar, join KPA’s VP of HR Product, Kathryn Carlson, to learn the tips and tricks of creating an effective employee handbook and avoiding common mistakes. Kathryn will discuss:

  • The necessity of employee handbooks.
  • Compliant at-will statements. 
  • Providing clear rules and policies.
  • Required and recommended policies and statements. 
  • Necessary disclaimers to include. 
  • The importance of legal review. 
  • Best practices for communication and distribution. 
  • How to save time and money when creating your handbook.

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

Title Processing Seminar



Wednesday, Oct. 21st
12:00 - 2:30pm
Denver
SOLD OUT!

4TH LOCATION ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 21ST IN LOVELAND!
Wednesday, Oct. 21st
8:30 - 11:00am

Intro-class for Beginners: Titles 101
Wed. Nov. 18th,  Lunchtime, Denver, CADA

5th Location for recent class focusing on ELT
Wed. Dec. 16th, 11am to 1:30pm, Denver



CLICK HERE for more information

 

 


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


FEDERATED INSURANCE: AUTO DEALER CLAIM OF THE MONTH

Federated Insurance’s “Claim of the Month” – Could it happen to you?

A sales rep drove a high-end demo home. That evening, she took friends out for dinner and drinks. On the way home, she caused an accident that resulted in two serious injuries, and the death of a single mother of three.
CLAIM AMOUNT: $3.5 million

What policies are in place to help prevent this from happening at your dealership? Do you know who’s driving your vehicles? Federated Insurance recommends several best practices to help protect your business and manage risks; for example,

  • Know your drivers. Order MVRs on all employees who may drive company vehicles.
  • Limit the number of demos.
  • Transfer the risk: get the title out of the dealership’s name.

These are just a few loss control recommendations you can use to help protect your dealership. To learn more, contact your local Federated Insurance representative and request a copy of our Auto Dealer “Keys to Success” risk management education materials. Federated Insurance is recommended by 18 state and national auto dealer associations just like yours for customized insurance programs and value-added risk management services, such as Federated’s Shield Network®, the Risk Management Resource Center, and the Federated Employment Practices NetworkSM. Visit www.federatedinsurance.com to discover resources you can use to create or ramp up your own risk management program, or to contact your local representative.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of this article.

Federated Mutual Insurance Company • Federated Service Insurance Company* • Federated Life Insurance Company Owatonna, Minnesota  55060 • Phone: (507) 455-5200 • www.federatedinsurance.com *Not licensed in the states of NH, NJ, and VT.

This article is for general information regarding risk prevention and should not be considered legal advice. The claim example is only a basis for discussion and illustrates only one possible scenario. Coverage for actual claims will be determined solely by individual policy terms and facts of the claim. The recommendations presented are not guaranteed to reduce or eliminate any risk of loss. Seek qualified counsel regarding questions specific to your circumstances. © 2015 Federated Mutual Insurance Company.

Federated Insurance specializes in general liability/business insurance for selected industries, including auto dealers.  CADA members interested in more information, contact Mike Russell, Senior Account Executive, Cell: 480.216.5445 or mdrussell@fedins.com

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UNIFIRST... THE NATION'S PREFERRED AUTO UNIFORM SUPPLIER


 

THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS OF THE 11TH ANNUAL CADA MEMBER GOLF EVENT


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