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As lawsuits spill into business, Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors & Managers seminar can help your dealership stay safe.

The Auto Industry Division Closure


The Director of the Auto Industry Division has informed us that the Division will be closed this Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM. Please mark your schedules accordingly, if you have any business with the office.
 
The monthly meeting of the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board will take place as scheduled, Tuesday December 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM. The address is 1881 Pierce Street, Lakewood.
Auto Dealer Compliance Boot Camp
A one-day comprehensive compliance training seminar
 
Please join CADA and Fairfield and Woods for a full day of auto dealer compliance training Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Fairfield and Woods. One registration covers the full day of compliance sessions that are designed for you as a dealer/owner or general manager, and others for your team leaders: Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and Controller.
Get the details now!
What:     Auto Dealer Compliance Boot Camp
When:    8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017
Where:   Fairfield and Woods
               1801 California St.
               Suite 2600
               Denver, CO  80202
 
               FREE Garage parking!
Register now!
Harassment Prevention for
Managers and Supervisors
Every day, we see or hear in the news that another public servant, Hollywood producer, actor or anchor/TV host is facing harassment charges.
 
While dealers aren’t playing in the same league as those in the national spotlight, the effects of an accusation can be crippling — on the accused individual AND your business. What’s more, if any action is filed against a dealership’s supervisor or manager, the business is usually named in the suit.
 
The EEOC’s recent Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace revealed that too many people in too many workplaces find themselves in unacceptably harassing situations. Other surveys have shown that 9 of 10 employers will receive an internal harassment complaint this year.
 
Blow off the complaint at your own peril!
 
Providing managers and supervisors with appropriate training is one of the key ways a dealership can prevent liability for harassment claims and avoid retaliation claims. If you or your team leaders do not know the difference between inappropriate conduct in the workplace and behavior that rises to the level of illegal harassment, this seminar is for you.
 
Led by Attorney Sean Read, with Employers Council (formerly Mountain States Employers Council), Harassment Prevention for Managers and Supervisors is a must-attend seminar for all team leaders within your dealership.
 
You’ll learn
  • What constitutes illegal harassment
  • EEOC guidelines and employer liability, including when an employer can be held strictly liable for a supervisor’s harassment
  • Strategies to address inappropriate behavior that may lead to illegal harassment
  • How to prevent liability for workplace harassment and guard against retaliation claims
  • Defenses to employer liability
About our presenter
Sean Reed joined Employers Council as an attorney in August 2015. He counsels and represents members on employment law, including pay issues, discrimination and unemployment. Before joining the Council, he worked for a plaintiff-side employment firm in Minnesota, and investigated discrimination claims for the state of Colorado.
 
Reed received his BA in Political Science from Colorado State University and later received his JD from the University of Colorado.
The details
 
What: Harassment Prevention for Managers and Supervisors
 
When: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
 
Where: Media Center
CADA Headquarters
290 E. Speer Blvd.
Denver, CO  80203
 
Price:
$159    First registration
$139    Subsequent registrations
 
Register: www.colorado.auto/events
seminarRSVP@colorado.auto
303.831.1722
Register now!
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Regulatory & Compliance
End-of-year specials

As the holidays approach, many of you have been in contact regarding promotions your manufacturer or dealership would like to run in the final weeks of the year. There are two compliance points that bear mentioning when considering these programs:
  1. Robinson-Patman Act:  A “Depression-era” federal law that prohibits price discrimination. Prevents a difference in price on two or more contemporaneous sales from a common seller of products that are like grade and quality for consumption within the United States that could lessen competition or create a monopoly in any line of commerce. 
To avoid a violation of these provisions, you should review the incentive program to insure that any discounts given or accommodations made in pricing are relative to the product and not the purchaser. In other words, reducing the price of a certain line or year of vehicle is acceptable if done uniformly, but it should not be possible for two customers to take the same product at a different sale price.
  1. Dealer & Handling fees: The state of Colorado does not regulate Dealer & Handling fees (D&H) in the way that many states do.  Not all dealerships charge them, though nothing stops them from doing so. CADA strongly recommends that if you are going to charge D&H, that the charge is uniform in every transactions for the reasons listed above. 
Also note that Colorado’s Uniform Consumer Credit Code specifically requires that the prices and charges applied to cash deals and credit deals must be identical.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Groves at matthew.groves@colorado.auto or (303) 282-1449.
CADA Insurance Services
Your renewal for your health benefits is probably due. Just like getting a second opinion on your personal health, call CADA Insurance Services to get a complete analysis on the benefits you offer your employees. You may be surprised at the savings — and increased benefit coverage — you and your employees could enjoy. Call Craig Gordon today to find out how much you can save.
 
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Bonds & Forms
CADA has a fillable bond request form for new sales people! This new, fillable PDF form makes it easier, faster and more accurate for us to turn around your salesperson bond request. Because there’s no handwriting to decipher with this form, bond turnaround can be faster than ever. Just download the form, electronically fill it out and return to Khorrie Luther (khorrie.luther@colorado.auto). Questions? Call Khorrie: 303.457.5122.
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A mechanic test drove a customer’s vehicle to better diagnose a problem. While listening for the problem, the mechanic got distracted and rear-ended another vehicle, seriously injuring the occupants. The dealership had not run a motor vehicle record (MVR) on the mechanic prior to allowing him to conduct the test drive. If they had, it would have revealed multiple accidents, speeding violations, and a DUI in the past three years. CLAIM AMOUNT: $850,000

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:
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TIME AND ALLY FINANCIAL HONOR GREELEY DEALER 
 
Todd Maul Wins National Recognition for Community Service and Industry Accomplishments at NADA Convention
 
The nomination of Todd Maul, president and dealer principal at John Elway Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Greeley, Colorado, for the 2018 TIME Dealer of the Year award was announced today by TIME. 
 
Maul is one of a select group of 47 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the National Automobile Dealers Association’s 2018 NADA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 23, 2018. The announcement of this year’s nominees was made by Meredith Long, senior vice president and general manager, News, Luxury & Style, TIME, and Tim Russi, president of auto finance for Ally Financial. 
 
“We salute this exceptional group of nominees for the 2018 TIME Dealer of the Year award,” Russi said. “These dealers are local pillars of strength, leadership and giving, and Ally is proud to celebrate their stories and recognize them for their commitment to ‘do it right’ in their communities.” 
 
In its seventh year as exclusive sponsor, Ally will recognize dealer nominees and their community efforts by contributing $1,000 to each nominee’s 501(c)3 charity of choice. Nominees will also be recognized onAllyDealerHeroes.com, which highlights the philanthropic contributions and achievements of TIME Dealer of the Year nominees. 
 
The TIME Dealer of the Year award is one of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted honors. Recipients are among the nation’s most successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service. Maul, 59, was chosen to represent the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association in the national competition – one of only 47 auto dealers from more than 16,500 nationwide – nominated for the 49th annual award. The award is sponsored by TIME in association with Ally Financial, and in cooperation with NADA. A panel of faculty members from the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan will select one finalist from each of the four NADA regions and one national Dealer of the Year. 
 
“My career in the retail automotive industry has been very rewarding,” nominee Maul said. “With no family background in the car business, I was able to start as a controller in a small store and advance to where I am today, leading three dealerships. I love the job for many reasons but mostly I love cars.” 
 
A 1976 graduate of Hastings High School in Hastings, Nebraska, Maul majored in accounting and earned a degree in business administration from Hastings College, also in Hastings, in 1981. “As the oldest of six children and the first in our family to attend college, my focus was always on working and learning,” he said. “My free time was spent earning money to pay for my college.” 
 
And while he expected to work in an accounting firm after graduation, Maul instead was intrigued by an ad for an accountant at a local auto dealership in Hastings. “I thought if nothing else I had a passion for cars, so this could be a good fit,” he said. After several years, Maul moved his family to Denver, Colorado, to pursue an automotive job in a larger market. He became controller for a Chevrolet business and left with the store’s general manager who bought his own dealership, which eventually turned into a five-store group. 
“We eventually sold the dealerships to AutoNation, and I stayed on with AutoNation for the next 12 years, rising to regional president and over seeing 80 dealerships with 8,000 employees and $7 billion in revenue,” Maul said. 
 
Today, he is partners with the Denver Broncos’ John Elway and Mitch Pierce in three stores, including John Elway Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Greeley, John Elway Cadillac of Park Meadows in Lone Tree, Colorado, and John Elway Chevrolet in Englewood, Colorado. Maul’s daughter works in the marketing department for the dealerships. 
 
Maul is very active in the community but the organization that is closest to his heart is Carrie’s Cause, a group started by his late wife that brings poinsettias and good cheer to low-income nursing homes at Christmas. “My wife and kids would go door-to-door and deliver the poinsettias to the residents and visit with them,” he said. “After she died four-and-a-half years ago from cancer, the kids and I decided the best way to carry on her legacy was to continue her efforts and grow the idea.” According to Maul, they delivered 2,200 poinsettias last year – way up from the original 75 – in four states. He added, “The delight the elderly have when they get a knock on their door and a smile from young kids as they hand over the poinsettias is truly priceless.” 
 
A member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Denver, Maul is also a big supporter of the Holy Family High School in Broomfield, Colorado, where his fourth son is currently a junior. “I personally bought much of the weight room equipment for the school, bought many of the desks for classrooms and received the school’s distinguished parent award after my third son graduated as valedictorian,” he said. 
 
Organizations Maul has supported include National Sports Center for the Disabled; Denver Post Community Foundation; National Jewish Health; Young Life Foundation; Rocky Mountain Dawg Project, which provides service dogs for veterans; Town of Littleton Cares Meals on Wheels; National FFA Organization; 4-H; North Colorado Medical Center; Partners Mentoring Youth; After the Game Ministries; Boys & Girls Clubs of America; United Way; Toys for Tots; Making Strides Against Breast Cancer; American Red Cross; American Cancer Society; and others. 
 
Maul was nominated for the TIME Dealer of the Year award by Tim Jackson, president of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association. He and his wife, Lisa, have six children and three grandchildren.
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