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Prevent Software Bounty Hunting

March 9, 2020

One day you receive a letter inquiring about the software on your business computers. It starts politely. The Business Software Alliance invites you to do an audit and report the results of the audit to BSA. The letter then gets less polite threatening that if the audit is not done, or is done inaccurately, the group

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Feds Issue New I-9

March 9, 2020

For months, we have been advising you to use the expired Form I-9 to verify employee identity and authorization to work while the government finalizes a revised form. The government has finally revised the form and issued a revision. As of January 31, 2020, businesses may use the new form. Through April 30, 2020, employers

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Franchised Dealers Are Critical to Car Business

March 9, 2020

The stories of the coming apocalypse, especially in mainstream publications, are endless. The franchise system is outmoded. The car business needs disruption. Disruptors have arrived, and even more are coming. It will only be a matter of time until the end of the franchise system for vehicle sales. Nonsense! The franchised dealer system has survived

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Dealers Concerned about Impact of Coronavirus

March 9, 2020

Most Virginia dealers are at least somewhat concerned about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on their business, according to results of a VADA survey conducted in early March. A third of respondents are concerned or extremely concerned, while 10 percent say the virus – which has been largely concentrated in Asia and Italy – already

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Update on Tesla Litigation

March 9, 2020

This message was emailed to dealers on March 5, 2020. Greetings from VADA, The evenings are getting a bit brighter, the weather a bit warmer, and I hope it has been a prosperous first quarter for each of you. I write to provide an update on our lawsuit with Tesla, which was recently before the

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Help Drive VADA’s Political Action Committee

March 9, 2020

In today’s political climate, it is critical VADA supports candidates who understand the auto industry and will listen to your concerns. Our franchised dealer community plays a powerful role in the Virginia economy: With nearly 500 stores statewide, dealers create more than 60,000 jobs and facilitate roughly $1 billion in state sales tax each year.

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A Message from Don Hall

March 9, 2020

March 2020   The General Assembly is expected to finish its 2020 session this week. To say that things are different in Virginia now is a real understatement. With Democrats now controlling both the House of Delegates and the Senate, we’ve seen greater interest among these new legislators in social issues. Even on the national

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Manage Inventory Faster with Accelerated Title

March 9, 2020

Time is money – and Dealertrack’s Accelerated Title can deliver both to you. As you know, retailing and wholesaling vehicles that you take in on trade is a lot smoother when you have the title in hand. Dealertrack data indicates that paying off a loan and obtaining the title on a trade-in can easily take

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Capitol Briefs 9 (3.09.20)

March 8, 2020

In history-making year, General Assembly maintains annual safety inspections, passes other significant legislation. Session 2020, Issue 9 March 9, 2020 In many ways, this was a year of firsts for the Virginia General Assembly. For the first time since 1993, Democrats were in control of the House of Delegates, Senate, and Governor’s Office. For the

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