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2020 Legal & Legislative Update

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 On June 22, 2020, VADA held its annual Legal & Legislative Update. We covered a range of topics, including: Employment law changes Minimum wage Safety inspections Peer-to-peer vehicle sharing Dealer plates (specialty tags) Upcoming 2021 legislative session, including warranty reimbursement and consumer data security Expected changes due to COVID-19 COVID-19 legal considerations

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VADA 2020 VIRTUAL CONVENTION

June 22, 2020

The 2020 VADA Annual Convention was planned for this week in Asheville, N.C., but the pandemic had other ideas for us. We know that a highlight of this event is the insights you gain from our slate of speakers. So this week, Team VADA is sending you four must-watch (or listen) interviews with the panelists

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Flexibility for Paycheck Protection Program

June 15, 2020

On June 5, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA), bringing several critical changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The bill originated in the U.S. House of Representatives, where it passed 417-1 the week prior. On June 4, 2020, the U.S. Senate approved the measure by unanimous consent. The

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A Message from Don Hall

June 8, 2020

June 2020   Without question, this is a time of great change within our country, our state, and our communities. From the pandemic to protests, events over the last few months have given us all new perspective as dealers, as employees, and as people. And as business leaders and members of this association, we have

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Recovering from the COVID-19 Shutdown

June 8, 2020

As everyone works toward a better tomorrow, each is learning lessons and taking steps to improve. While everyone should be pulling together, some may seek to take advantage of the crisis to the detriment of your dealership. Here are things to consider as you face COVID-19 challenges from suppliers and in your marketing. Franchise Agreements

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Governor Northam issues statewide mask requirement

May 27, 2020

Plus: Get our free mask sign download for all Virginia dealers (below) Starting Friday (May 29), “All patrons in the Commonwealth aged ten and over shall when entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time inside the settings listed [in Executive Order 63, Paragraph A] cover their mouth and nose with a face covering, as described and

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Virginia’s Phased Reopening

May 22, 2020

How the Commonwealth’s Phased Reopening Impacts Virginia’s Franchised New Car and Truck Dealerships Localities in Phase Three: Every locality in Virginia, including the Northern Virginia Region and City of Richmond, entered Phase Three on Wednesday, July 1. View Phase Three Overview. Localities in Phase Two: No Virginia localities are in Phase Two. Localities in Phase

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SBA releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, corresponding instructions

May 21, 2020

On Friday (May 15), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in working with the U.S. Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application with instructions on how to apply. “SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications, and to provide lenders with guidance on their responsibilities,” the

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A Message on Masks

May 18, 2020

May 15, 2020 We have heard from several dealers that some employees have claimed they are exempt from wearing a protective face covering based on health conditions, disability, religion, personal freedoms, or constitutional rights. You are not required to allow an employee to work without a face mask in violation of Executive Orders and guidance.

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