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Compliance Newsletter September 2010


Free Webinar: When Disaster Strikes - Will You Be Prepared?
Free Webinar: BP has a Dismal Safety Record, Do You?
Free Webinar: Your HR Legal Questions Answered


Healthcare Checklist
Mistakes on your Website
Overtime and Mobile Devices

  New DOT Hazmat Rule
New OSHA Citation Policy
Tip of the Month
HR Regulatory Update

Free EHS/HR Webinar:
When Disaster Strikes - Will You Be Prepared?

Learn how to develop and manage a disaster and emergency management program.

Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010

Using best practices from both EHS and HR management, you will learn how to develop a disaster and emergency preparedness program including sample policies. You never know when disaster will strike, so learn how to plan, prepare, and deal with natural and manmade emergencies.

Presented by: Peter Zaidel and Kathryn Carlson

Healthcare Reform Requirements Checklist

With the open enrollment season upon us and the many changes brought by healthcare reform, it is a good idea to review your 2011 plan for compliance to the new regulations. Until final regulations are issued, plans can use a good faith effort to comply with a reasonable interpretation of essential health benefits.

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New DOT HazMat Rule Goes into Effect October 1

Starting on October 1, 2010 the Department of Transportation will begin enforcing a revised Hazardous Materials transportation rule. This rule amends the Hazardous Materials Regulations to clarify requirements for using a third-party 24 hour emergency number.

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Free EHS Webinar:
BP has a Dismal Safety Record, Do You?

Managing OSHA, EPA and DOT compliance is a calculated risk dealers have to make. Where do you stand?

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010

OSHA statistics show BP ran up 760 "egregious, willful" safety violations, while Exxon had one comparable citation. How does this compare to automobile dealers?

Presented by: Peter Zaidel, EHS Product Manager

TK Carsites PartnerThe Biggest Mistakes You May Be Making On Your Website Right Now
In the world of competitive dealership websites, customers have so many options to choose from. Buying a car can be stressful and emotional for anyone so why make it harder by having a dealership website that isn't user friendly or mistake free?
Here are a few rapid-fire tips to keep your dealership website from making the most common internet marketing gaffes
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Overtime Wage Payments and Mobile Devices
Employers who provide mobile devices to nonexempt employees may be setting themselves up for overtime wage payments and even lawsuits. But there are preventative steps to avoid this.
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Compliance Tip of the MonthTip of the month: Implement the New DOT HazMat Rule
Starting on October 1, 2010 the Department of Transportation will begin enforcing a revised Hazardous Materials transportation rule.
Every first Monday, we will post a new compliance tip of the month. Come back frequently and stay compliant!
Read the compliance tip of the month

HR Compliance Regulatory Update
-New DHS rule on electronic signature and storage of I-9s
-New Illinois credit history law
-EEO-1 reports
-Long term care insurance under healthcare reform
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OSHA modifies citation from per incident to per affected employee
In the past, employers who failed to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and training to a group of employees would be given one violation for the entire group. Recently however, OSHA has modified its language in the PPE rule to indicate that it can issue these violations on a per-employee basis.
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Free HR Webinar: Your HR Legal Questions Answered
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
In this webinar you will have the opportunity to ask national recognized employment attorney, Jim Hendricks, your most pressing HR questions. Hear what HR legal challenges other dealers are facing.


Free HR Webinar: California HR Compliance Update
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010
Join John Boggs to learn how your business can stay in compliance with new regulations. Plus, review legislation currently under consideration that will impact your business.


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. View Recording»

EPA & OSHA News you Need to Know
Recorded May 03, 2012
Recent EPA and OSHA News and Citations for Dealerships View Recording»

How to Prevent Violence in the Workplace
Recorded April 26, 2012
Strategies to reduce bullying, increase civility, and prevent violence in the workplace. View Recording»

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