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There have been several deregulatory actions by the Trump administration, particularly to reduce the number of regulations affecting businesses and to rein in bureaucratic overreach on employment matters. However, deregulation is hardly the case for federal agencies that carry out Trump administration priorities or have legislative mandates. Here are examples that impact auto dealers. Immigration
As if they were subject to the ancient curse, auto dealers live in exciting times. Whether it is the tumult in the federal government resulting from Trump administration policy revisions, franchisors taking advantage of good times to tighten their control, employee empowerment because of the publicized worker shortage, or the many changes affecting society generally,
There has been substantial publicity about a decision by a federal judge of the Southern District of New York that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau violates the United States constitution. This is far from being the end of the CFPB, however. Recognize this decision was issued by a federal district court judge.
We recently reported on the success of the #MeToo movement in getting a provision in the recent federal tax legislation to prohibit deduction of payments, attorneys fees, and other expenses in settling sexual harassment claims if there is a confidentiality clause in the settlement agreement. Recently, fifteen U.S. Senators cosponsored legislation to bar employers from
For more than half a decade, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, notorious for its progressive decision making, has been out of step with decisions from other federal circuits and district courts that have considered the language of the car dealer exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act as it applies to service advisors.
The Federal Trade Commission shows no sign of slowing down its efforts to police car dealer advertising. How well do you know federal advertising requirements? Identify the specific problem in each of the ad representations below. Answers are can be found HERE. 2.99% financing available on new cars today. Drive a new car for just
Under the Truth in Lending Act, any advertisement of interest rate must be for the annual percentage rate or APR, using either form of that term. An advertisement that does not use that term violates TILA. Even though you may use a toll-free number to make full lease disclosures, some things must be disclosed in
Car dealers have focused on the rights of active duty service members and their dependents because of the December 14, 2017 change in interpretation of regulations on the Military Lending Act by the Department of Defense. However, the government has also been busy enforcing the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”), and there are some basics
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has had its wings trimmed, but don’t allow that to reduce your emphasis on compliance. The Federal Trade Commission is the cop on the beat for auto dealers, and it shows no sign of slowing The CFPB has been buffeted by Trump headwinds. There have been several recent challenges. Congress