BP didn’t have a spill plan, do you?
In our January newsletter we wrote about the Spill Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC) rule and its new effective dates. Make sure you check if you have to comply. If your facility has an aggregate storage capacity of over 1,320 gallons (including 55 gallon drums) of petroleum products, these amendments will certainly affect your facility.
Why HR Matters To Your Bottom Line
Dismiss the notion that the HR department doesn’t contribute to the overall results of your dealership. HR can contribute to the bottom line in three key areas.
KPA Blog: Red Flags Enforcement - False Start (Yet Again)
Will the FTC ever enforce the Red Flags rule? A better question is why have a rule if there is no enforcement? In the ongoing saga of will they-won’t they- enforce the rule the answer is not today, not tomorrow and not until January 1, 2011 (maybe).
On May 28, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it would suspend enforcement of the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule until January 1, 2011. The Red Flags Rule was originally set to take effect on November 1, 2008, but implementation has been delayed multiple times. The substance of the Red Flag Rule will not be changed during the delay.
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Tip of the month: Check your air conditioning service certificates
With the summer approaching and temperatures rising, EPA representatives have been visiting dealerships asking to see training certification records for air conditioning service technicians. Those unable to produce their records are facing stiff fines. In brief, a dealership should take care of the following tasks...
Every first Monday, we will post a new compliance tip of the month. Come back frequently and stay compliant!
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7 Tips To Fuel Your Dealership’s Blog
Blogging has become a must for nearly every business, but keeping the content flowing is one of the biggest challenges faced by new bloggers. A blog, by its very definition, is intended to have regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other content, which means that if you’re not feeding it new posts, you’re letting it go to waste. Whether you’re considering starting a blog for your dealership, or if you looking for ways to improve your existing blog, check out these simple tips to keep the content flowing.
HR Compliance Regulatory Update
- Healthcare Reform Updates
- HSA Contribution Limit Remains Unchanged for 2011
- Legal Alert: IRS Releases Further Guidance Regarding the Small-Employer Tax Credit
- Red Flags Update
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New OSHA Hexavalent Chromium standard requires employers to notify employees
OSHA has confirmed the June 15, 2010, effective date of its Hexavalent Chromium standards. The new OSHA Hexavalent Chromium standard requires employers to notify employees of the results of all exposure determinations, including exposures which do not exceed the permissible exposure limit (PEL). Dealerships and body shops will want to look into this issue and determine if it pertains to their specific site and see if any further action is needed.
Free EHS Webinar: Your OSHA Inspection Next Week
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
With the increased enforcement of OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations in the Mid Atlantic region, you must be prepared for when an inspector knocks on your door. This webinar will teach you how to be ready for a random inspection ahead of time to minimize violations and costly fines.
Free HR Webinar: The Ten Deadly Questions
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
Dealing ethically and legally with employee performance issues and when necessary firing non-performing employees is a challenge. This webinar is designed to give you the tools and techniques to improve employee performance and to help reduce the risk of employment litigation when it is necessary to terminate an employee.
On Demand Webinar Recordings
Key Labor Law Developments for Union and Non-Union Dealerships
Recorded May 17, 2012
Complying with New Decisions and Rules Impacting Social Media, Election Procedures, and More View Recording»
DOT Regulations and Proposed Rulemaking Update
Recorded May 10, 2012
DOT Regulations have always been tricky for dealerships, but with new proposed rulemaking they could be getting even trickier just around the corner.
Recorded May 03, 2012
Recent EPA and OSHA News and Citations for Dealerships
Recorded April 26, 2012
Strategies to reduce bullying, increase civility, and prevent violence in the workplace.
For more recorded webinars and to see the schedule of upcoming webinars, please visit www.dealerwebinars.com.