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Dealership Pay Plan Checklist

January 13, 2020

Pay Plan Structure The pay plan is written. You will be surprised how few know what “everybody knows” if the pay plan is disputed. The pay plan must be dated. Make sure pay plans are dated to know which one is effective for a time period in question. The pay plan has an effective date.

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How Are You Preparing Your Pay Plans?

January 13, 2020

Pay plans are critical to your business. They describe how employees will be paid. Pay plans can lead either to employee satisfaction or to dissatisfaction, even lawsuits with the possibility of significant liability. For a document with such significance, one would expect the format and terms to be standardized. But that is often not the

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Capitol Briefs 1 (1.12.20)

January 12, 2020

A new, historic year for the General Assembly — and an important one for VADA. Session 2020, Issue 1 January 12, 2020 Last Wednesday, January 8, the Virginia General Assembly began its 2020 Regular Session. For 60 days, a new slate of legislators—with Democratic majorities in the House, Senate, and Governor’s office for the first

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Dealer Transactions Update

December 30, 2019

Effective Jan. 1, all dealers using CSCs and DMV dealer centers will begin using auto auctions (located in Fredericksburg and Harrisonburg) for the manual processing of title and registration work. Previously, DMV listed three approved auto auctions. However, at this time, only two of the auto auctions will begin processing title transactions in January. In

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2019 in Review: Test Your Knowledge

December 6, 2019

In 2019, this newsletter has covered several issues about which personnel in the dealership should be aware. This quiz tests your knowledge of several important issues covered this year. Click on the question to reveal the answer. 1. Because of legislative developments, we must remove the data we store on a consumer if the consumer

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VADA, State Police Working to ‘Stop Auto Theft in its Tracks’

December 6, 2019

VADA members met this month in Northern Virginia with the Virginia State Police to discuss ways to eliminate auto theft. More than 30 dealer leaders assembled at the Pohanka National Operations Center in Chantilly to discuss ways to combat a rash of stolen vehicles and parts across Northern Virginia — though the issue is statewide. Through

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Celebrating 25 Years of Excellent Service

December 6, 2019

When you’re committed to both your customers and your industry, people take notice. And last month, NADA honored our own H. Carter Myers III for 25 years of service with the Presidents Club Award. The accolade recognizes Myers, executive chairman of Carter Myers Automotive, for his legacy of advocating for the industry and his peers.

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Building Relationships That Work for You

December 6, 2019

Earlier this month, VADA’s legislative team met with Sen. David Marsden, incoming chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. Senator Marsden is the incoming Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.  We are fortunate to have known and become friends with the Senator over many years.  He served in the House of Delegates from 2006 to 2010

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Get Ahead of the Competition in 2020

December 6, 2019

VADA’s unique reporting service – available only by subscription – can give your sales managers the information they need to seal the deal with customers. Are you taking advantage of this? Every week, we download key information about new car sales directly from Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles. The data we compile for these weekly

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