The Virginia Automobile Dealers Association is proud to announce that Charles W. (“Bill”) Carrico, Sr., will be joining VADA as a Senior Field Representative for our Southwest Virginia region, beginning May 1, 2019. Mr. Carrico, 57, has been a member of the Virginia State Senate since 2012. He will retire from the Senate, where he
Dealer Websites and ADA Compliance From time to time, businesses face challenges to their accommodations for the disabled under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. The latest area for challenge is websites, with claims they must be accessible for the hearing and vision impaired. As lawsuits involving website accessibility and ADA compliance multiply, dealers must
Greetings from VADA, I hope you all had a nice Easter with your families and are enjoying this warm, spring weather. Earlier this month, the VADA Executive Committee met to discuss the Association’s current state of affairs and other business items. I am pleased to report it was a successful and productive meeting. VADA has
Dealers report an increase in chargebacks from finance and lease sources related to cancellations of voluntary protection products like extended warranties and GAP. Some finance and lease sources are going back three to five years and imposing chargebacks claiming VPPs should have been cancelled because of the early termination of retail installment or lease obligations.
Here are some recent developments that are important to your dealership. Joint Employer Doctrine Revised During the Obama administration, the Department of Labor issued an interpretation of the joint employment doctrine of great concern to franchised businesses and businesses that use employment staffing agencies. Under the Trump administration, this interpretation was withdrawn with a promise