May 17, 2016

TITLE SPONSOR OF THE
2016 CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

IN THIS ISSUE

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW Colorado Dealer Compliance Guide and Educational Seminar

SAVE THE DATE: CADA Annual Member Golf Event

Golf Event Sponsorship Opportunities

If You Missed the April 12 Webinar on the New Damage Disclosure Rule, it is Now Available for Purchase On-Demand

Thank You to This Year's Sponsors of the Innovative Dealer Summit

Thank You to Our Sponsors of the 8th Annual Charity Preview Party

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

Colorado Dealer Compliance Guide Rollout and Educational Seminar

CADA Annual Member Golf Event

2016 ACA Basics - Now on Demand!

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

EEOC Issues Guidance on Leave as Accommodation Under ADA

New Temporary Permit Process: Online Training Now Available

 

ENDORSED PROVIDER

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 Golf Event


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Cowboy Ball Honors John Medved

Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


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Division
of the Colorado Dept.
of Revenue.

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of the
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Motor Vehicles Division.

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Department of Labor &
Employment
website.




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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.
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American Fidelity Assurance Company
www.afadvantage.com

Supplemental Employee Benefits
________

www.americanexpress.com

a Corporate Card - Rewards Program
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www.bradfordpublishing.com

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

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
________

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

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.


NEW COLORADO DEALER COMPLIANCE GUIDE AND EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR

SAVE THE DATE! CADA ANNUAL MEMBER GOLF EVENT

GOLF EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES



THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS OF THE 8TH ANNUAL CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS OF THE INNOVATIVE DEALER SUMMIT


CHECK OUT CADA'S BLOGS

The 102” is the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association's blog featuring the Chair's Column, written by 2016 CADA Chair Fletcher Flower, 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.


EEOC Issues Guidance on Leave as Accommodation Under ADA
MSEC Hot Topics, May 16, 2016, by Christine Kuehnast,

On May 9, the EEOC issued a resource document with extensive guidance on leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It can be found here. The document clarifies that leave can be a reasonable accommodation for employees, including those who work for employers not covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act. Additionally, holding an employee’s job while on leave and reinstating the employee upon return can be a reasonable accommodation.

The guidance states, “Employees with disabilities must be provided with access to leave on the same basis as all other similarly situated employees.” An employee requesting leave under an employer’s policies for a disability-related reason is subject to the same terms and conditions as an employee taking leave for a reason unrelated to disability. The guidance provides several helpful examples regarding the EEOC’s enforcement position in various scenarios.

Employers are not required to provide leave as an accommodation if it poses an undue hardship. As a practical matter, however, employers should be prepared to justify why the leave would be an undue hardship with specific, negative impacts the leave would have on the employer’s business.

The guidance also reiterates the EEOC’s position that 100-percent-healed policies are not acceptable. An employer may not require an employee to be completely healthy and free from restrictions before the employee is allowed to return to work after a leave. If an employee has been cleared to return to work by a health care provider, but has restrictions, the employer should work through the interactive process with the employee to determine whether it can accommodate the employee’s restrictions.
If you have questions regarding this guidance, please contact an attorney in the Employment Law Services group at MSEC.

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NEW TEMPORARY PERMIT PROCESS: ONLINE TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE

The Department of Revenue Titles & Registration section mailed this memo to dealers yesterday. The online video/training options are now available from the state.

Visit last week’s article and CADA memo on this roll-out for links and other relevant information.

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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.


Event Description
Date/Time
Location

Colorado Dealer Compliance Guide Rollout and Educational Seminar

Various dates and locations across Colorado!


CLICK HERE for more info.

CADA Annual Member Golf Event

Monday, August 29th, 2016


Eisenhower Golf Course
U.S. Air Force Academy

CLICK HERE for more info.

Damage Disclosure Webinar

On-Demand


For more information or to purchase a copy, please contact:
Trainor Walsh
303.457.5115
or e-mail
Trainor.Walsh@colorado.auto

2016 ACA Basics

On-Demand


For more information or to purchase a copy, please contact:
Mary Arambel
303.282.1457
or e-mail
mary.arambel@ coloradodealers.org

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?

Auto Dealer Claim of the Month – May 2016
Federated Insurance’s “Claim of the Month” – Could it happen to you?

A dealership provided a demo vehicle to a new salesman on his first day of work. That night, the new employee took three friends for a ride in the car, and wound up getting into a single-car accident. One passenger lost sight in both eyes. The driver was cited for driving under the influence. Had the dealership run a motor vehicle record (MVR) on the employee before giving him the car, they would have discovered multiple traffic citations over a three-year period. CLAIM AMOUNT: $1 million

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

  • obtain MVRs on prospective employees who may drive company or customer vehicles
  • implement a procedure for checking MVRs on a regular basis for all employees who 
have access to company vehicles


(Be sure to seek legal advice to make sure your use of MVRs meets your state’s employment regulations.) 


These are just a few loss control recommendations you can use to help protect your dealership. To learn more, contact your local Federated representative and request a copy of our “Keys to Success” risk management brochure. Federated Insurance is recommended by 17 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 Network®. Your Federated representative can help you find resources you can use today to create or ramp up your risk management program.

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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COWBOY BALL HONORS JOHN MEDVED

John Medved, owner of Medved Autoplex was also honored at the event for being a major supporter of the fair and rodeo for over 17 years. CLICK HERE to read more from the Littleton Independent.

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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