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Compliance Newsletter February 2010



$1.5 M Litigation Risk
MyKPAonline 2.0 Released
Compliance Score Leaders
Tier II Reporting

New Compliance Blog

  Internet Marketing Tips
Tip of the Month
HR Regulatory Update
HR-Cal Update

Free HR Webinar
Hard Conversations: How to Have Tough Talks with Employees

Sometimes you must be prepared to have difficult, even uncomfortable, conversations with employees.

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010

This webinar will give your step-by-step guidance for holding conversations for some of the most tense workplace encounters. In addition you will learn how to document conversations, use disciplinary action forms and performance appraisals to reduce your risk of employment lawsuits.

Presented by: Kathryn Carlson, Product Director for HotlinkHR.


Can You Afford $1.5M for Employment Litigation?

Many dealerships are not aware of the cost and serious impact of an employment discrimination or wage and hour claim. The average claim costs a dealership $50,000 but one Colorado dealership paid $1.5 million to settle an action brought by the EEOC.

Read more to learn how to protect your dealership>> is getting new features and a new look! 2.0 has been released this week. Your KPA representive will turn on the new features and functionality and provide a demo during the next visit. You may also notice that the MSDS site has been enhanced to offer asuggestions option, a more robust MSDS search, additional online training and electronic programs. Your KPA representative will review your available functionality with you.

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Free EHS Webinar:
OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations by Dealers

How to prevent violations, save money, and provide a safe working environment.

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2010

The number of top 10 violations has increased almost 30% over the same time period the previous year. During this webinar we will discuss the top 10 most cited violations for 2009 for dealers and how to address and prevent them in 2010.

Presented by: Eric Schmitz, Registered Environmental Assessor.


Group One and Penske Automotive Group Are Leading the Way in Compliance Management
Congratulations to Group 1 Automotive and Penske Automotive Group for taking the lead in compliance score management! Learn how two of the nation’s leading auto retailers have achieved a 97% compliance score using Driving compliance from the top down through corporate accountability is much easier when you can see cause and effect along with store, district and regional scores online and get instant updates.
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NADA Convention Offer and Workshops
KPA will be at the NADA Convention in Orlando, FL, February 13-15. KPA will match the NADA Stimulus Package voucher with an additional $600 towards the purchase of KPA's products and services on the showroom floor during the NADA 2010 convention. We will be conducting a series of workshops along with TK Carsites on compliance and internet marketing. Come and visit us at booth #2562.
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Optimize Your Internet Marketing
Learn how to increase internet-related leads and sales and become a leader in search engine optimization (“SEO”) and social media at the TK Carsites blog. The latest information, tools and tips on how to use social media to drive business at your dealership. Access free webinars, register for upcoming seminars and get breaking news for the auto industry at (insert site URL). Join the conversation with JD Rucker, chief marketing officer for TK Carsites and a leading authority on optimizing internet marketing for dealerships. TK Carsites is a KPA partner providing the most powerful Internet marketing packages in the automotive industry. TK Carsites solutions provide you with the most advanced search engine optimization along with strong conversion tools and website design methodologies.
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Compliance BlogSubscribe for the Latest Compliance Info
It’s easy to keep up with the most dealer relevant EHS and HR compliance news with a subscription to KPA’s blog and RSS feed. Get the latest news, helpful commentary and expert advice. 
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Don’t Miss the March 1 deadline for Tier II Reporting
Do you store chemicals at your facility? A deadline is fast approaching for Tier II reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
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Tip of the month: Simple Four Step Plan to Reduce Employment Litigation Risks
Every first Monday, we will post a new compliance tip of the month. Come back frequently and stay compliant!
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HR Compliance Regulatory Update
- Eleventh Circuit Finds that Job Applicant Need Not Be Disabled Under the ADA to Sue for Prohibited Pre-Offer Medical Inquiry
- COBRA Notices
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HR California Regulatory Update
- California Law Now Requires a New Posting for Workplace Injuries
- Federal Court Rules That, Under Section 2802 of the California Labor Code, an Employer’s Duty to Reimburse Does Not Depend on an Employee Making a Formal Request for Reimbursement.
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