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Welcome to your VADA newsletter archives! Below you will find links to many of the articles from previous editions of your newsletter. If you don’t see a specific article that you are searching for, contact us at 804.545.3024

2019 CFO, Controller & HR Seminar Presentations

May 24, 2019

Please click the links below for the presentations from the CFO, Controller & HR Seminar. Thank you for attending! The Me Too Movement, Marijuana & Other Labor Law Updates Bill Ford, SESCO Management   Are You Prepared Against Fraud? Ryan Holman & Thomas England, Dixon Hughes Goodman   How to Recruit & Retain Top Talent

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VADA Is Pleased to Welcome Senator Charles Carrico

April 25, 2019

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

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Website Accessibility & ADA Compliance Suggestions

April 25, 2019

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

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Meet Gary Duncan & His 1000+ Car Collection

April 24, 2019

We took a trip to Christiansburg, Virginia to visit Gary Duncan of Duncan Automotive Network and his incredible classic car collection. Inside his warehouse sits approximately 1,400 vehicles, most of them imported from Japan. One of the first things that completely caught our attention was the entire section of Japanese fire trucks and hearses, complete

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A Message from Don Hall

April 24, 2019

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

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VPP Chargebacks

April 24, 2019

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.

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Short Cuts

April 24, 2019

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

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More About Continuing Education Credits

April 18, 2019

Recommended CPE Credit: Eligible for up to 6 Hours (Pending Approval) Prerequisites: None Advanced Preparation: None Program Level: Basic Program Summary: This seminar, hosted by VADA, is intended to inform our target dealership audience of current trends and issues relevant to the industry. Specific topics include Cybercriminals, P&C Coverage, Labor Law Updates, Fraud and Internal

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Governor Signs VADA-Backed Legislation, Including Bills Addressing Right of First Refusal

March 28, 2019

Greetings from VADA, In its 2019 Regular Session, the General Assembly considered 2,362 bills.  It passed 950, defeated 1,311, and merged 101 with other legislation.  The next step for the 950 was signature, veto, or amendment from Governor Ralph Northam, who had until midnight Tuesday, March 26 to act. As you can gather from the

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