JUNE 4, 2008


IN THIS ISSUE

  DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Automotive News at a Glance


  REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

New Poster Required to Recognize Change to Family and Medical Leave Act

 

  UPCOMING SEMINARS

F&I Compliance Training

New Red Flags Rules & Privacy/ Safeguards Re-cap


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Upcoming Events
Fall 2008 Regional Member Briefings


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

2008 Total Quality Awards Announced

Sympathy to CADA and NADA Leaders

Share YOUR Accomplishments

 


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Speaker and Educational
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Regulatory Affairs information
.


STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

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Division
of the Colorado Dept.
of Revenue.

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Registration section
of the
Colorado Dept. of Revenue,
Motor Vehicles Division.

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Department of Labor &
Employment
website.




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Tim Jackson
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303.282.1448

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Tammi McCoy
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Public Policy & Communications
Nancy J. Burke
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303.457.5122

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Bob Kogel
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303.282.1457

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Resources Coordinator
Lauren Stadler
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George Billings
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AUTOMOTIVE 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.

  • Nissan offers carbon offsets with car purchase
    EnvironmentalLeader.com, May 28
    Nissan has introduced a carbon offset program linked to the sale of each March Collet automobile sold in Japan.

    The campaign, the first of its kind in the country, allows customers to balance out their individual CO2 footprint by making a contribution to global CO2 reduction, the company reports.

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A Denver district judge ruled last week that Gov. Ritter's controversial mill-levy freeze is unconstitutional. Listed here are several articles on the topic from around the state:

SAVE THE DATE!

Colorado Dealer Management
and Leadership Summit

Wednesday, August 13 – 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Marriott Denver South –
Park Meadows Drive

John McEnerney, NADA Chairman for 2009, will be a dinner speaker at the 2008 Summit . Other speakers and informational programs are in the works. More information on speakers/agenda will be posted as finalized: www.cadaonline.org/summit


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through the Open Road to inform members of current events.
These in no way reflect the views, opinions, and/or positions
of CADA or its member dealers. They are sent for
informational and educational purposes only.


NEW POSTER REQUIRED TO RECOGNIZE CHANGES
TO FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

In late January, President Bush signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008, which amended the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). Effective immediately, the amendment permits an eligible employee:

  1. Who is the “spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin of a covered service member” to take up to 26 work weeks of leave to care for a “member of the Armed Forces, including a member of the National Guard or Reserves, who is undergoing medical treatment, recuperation, or therapy, is otherwise in outpatient status, or is otherwise on the temporary disability retired list, for a serious injury or illness.”
  2. To take FMLA leave because of “any qualifying exigency (as the Secretary shall, by regulation, determine) arising out of the fact that the spouse, or a son, daughter, or parent of the employee is on active duty (or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty) in the Armed Forces in support of a contingency operation.”

Important: Dealerships should put on display next to the FMLA poster a new Department of Labor poster informing employees of these changes. CLICK HERE to download a free copy of the FMLA Poster Insert for Military Family Leave Amendments.

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If you have questions on any legal or regulatory topic, please contact:

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.



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

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

F&I Compliance Training presented by Shawn D. Mercer, Myers & Fuller, P.A.

Montrose

Wednesday,
July 23

afternoon session (times to be determined)

Holiday Inn Express
1391 S. Townsend Ave. Montrose
970.240.1800
More information coming soon!

F&I Compliance Training presented by Shawn D. Mercer, Myers & Fuller, P.A.

Denver

Thursday,
July 24

morning session (times to be determined)

William D. Barrow Building, CADA Offices
290 East Speer Blvd., Denver
More information coming soon!

F&I Compliance Training presented by Shawn D. Mercer, Myers & Fuller, P.A.

Fort Morgan

Thursday,
July 24

afternoon session (times to be determined)

Comfort Inn
1417 Barlow Road
Fort Morgan
970.867.6700
More information coming soon!

F&I Compliance Training presented by Shawn D. Mercer, Myers & Fuller, P.A.

Colorado Springs

Friday,
July 25

morning session (times to be determined)

Antlers Hilton Hotel,
4 South Cascade Ave.,
Colorado Springs, 80903 719.955.5600
*Colorado Springs dealers should register with CSADA, Ann Winslow, 719.473.1465 More information coming soon!

New Red Flags Rules and Privacy/Safeguards Re-cap presented by Rob Cohen, Auto Advisory Services
Grand Junction

Monday,
Aug. 11
LUNCH Session (times to be determined)
lunch included

Double Tree Hotel
743 Horizon Drive,
Grand Junction, CO 81506
970.241.8888

New Red Flags Rules and Privacy/Safeguards Re-cap presented by Rob Cohen, Auto Advisory Services
Denver

Tuesday,
Aug. 12
BREAKFAST Session (times to be determined)
breakfast included

William D. Barrow Building, CADA Offices
290 East Speer Blvd., Denver

New Red Flags Rules and Privacy/Safeguards Re-cap presented by Rob Cohen, Auto Advisory Services
Colorado Springs

Tuesday,
Aug. 12
LUNCH Session (times to be determined)
lunch included

Antlers Hilton Hotel,
4 South Cascade Ave.,
Colorado Springs, 80903 719.955.5600
*Colorado Springs dealers should register with CSADA, Ann Winslow, 719.473.1465

 


Event Description
Date/Time
Location
CADA Workers Compensation Program
- Quarterly Safety Committee Meeting

June 18

More details coming soon!

William D. Barrow Building,
CADA Offices
290 East Speer Blvd., Denver
CLICK HERE for more information on the CADA workers' compensation program.
ATAE (Automotive Trade Association Executives) Service Directors Meetings July 20-23 St. Julien Hotel, Boulder
CLICK HERE for a registration form. CLICK HERE to view sponsors. Contact Tammi McCoy for more details or if you are interested in sponsorship information.
Colorado Dealer Management & Leadership Summit

Wednesday,
Aug. 13
8 a.m. to
7:30 p.m.

Marriott Denver South at Park Meadows Drive (I-25 and Lincoln in Douglas County)
More information on speakers/agenda will be posted online as finalized: www.cadaonline.org/summit
CADA Annual Member Golf Event Monday,
Sept. 8
Columbine Country Club
17 Fairway Lane
Columbine Valley, 80123
CADA Regional Member Briefings

Eleven meetings for dealers across Colorado

CLICK HERE for a full list of locations, dates and times.

Attendees can register through CADA via Phone: 303.831.1722, FAX: 303.831.9100, or E-mail: rsvp@cadaonline.org
 
* Please note different RSVP
for Colorado Springs and
Pueblo meetings. 



2008 TOTAL QUALITY AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Strategic Vision has announced the winners of their 2008 Total Quality Awards. These top picks are the highest ranked vehicles in each segment according to new vehicle buyers. This year Land Rover's LR2 has tied first place with the Lexus RX 350 in the near luxury SUV segment beating competitors such as the BMW X3, Infiniti FX, Acura RDX and Volkswagen Touareg.

The Total Quality Index measures whole ownership attributes such as the initial vehicle purchase to driving and owning as well as reliability but also the emotional enjoyment of owning the vehicle.

Dr. Darrel Edwards, Founder and CEO of Strategic Vision stated, “Innovation and thoughtfulness in functionality and design, keeping in mind how the customer will interact and use the vehicle, is essential.”

CLICK HERE to read the entire press release. CLICK HERE for a full list of the 2008 Total Quality Award Winners.

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SYMPATHY TO CADA AND NADA LEADERS

Our sympathy goes out to the following families:

  • Vince Schreivogel in the death of his mother, Oscarena Schreivogel. Vince owns Vince’s GM Center in Burlington and also serves on the CADA Board of Directors. A life-long teacher and learner, memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Schreivogel's name to the Caring Hands of Hospice or the Burlington Elementary School Reading Program and may be left at the Kit Carson State Bank in Burlington, Colorado. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Phil Brady in the death of his mother, Evelyn Mary Dorweiler Brady. Phil is president of the NADA. Services will be held in Dana Point, Calif. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles or the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation.

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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@cadaonline.org. Also include your contact information for further follow-up.


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