For many automotive dealerships, there’s an odd-couple, Bert-and-Ernie relationship between business success and ethics and compliance. On one side, there’s everything you’re legally and ethically obligated to do; on the other, everything that helps grow your business. Often, it feels like one demand stands in the way of the other: That technique may boost sales, […]
The latest auto dealer compliance news, tools, and insights to keep you cool, calm and compliant.
Want to be as successful as Mark Cuban? Invest in learning. In a recent interview on the Thrive Global Podcast, the billionaire investor and Shark Tank host told Arianna Huffington, “life-long learning is probably the greatest skill.” It’s not just education on an individual basis that transforms people. Organizations that follow Cuban’s lead and promote […]
Here in the United States, we have a proud tradition of setting things on fire. Starting with the Revolutionary War—up through the most recent Transformers movie—our nation has continually expressed a unique love of infernos, gunfire, rockets, and explosions. Where else can you chomp down on a chargrilled burger while waving a sparkler in the […]
It’s been a bad year for Uber. It’s been a worse year for Uber’s employees. It started with ex-Uber engineer Susan J. Fowler’s account of her time at the company. In an essay that went viral, Fowler described living in a corporate culture that encouraged gender discrimination, blamed victims for the sexual harassment they received from […]
Tom Hudson of Hudson Cook recently gave us some insight into the importance of documenting compliance discussions during board meetings. Here’s what Tom had to say:
You know those signs on factory floors that tally the number of days since the last recorded accident? It might be time to start tracking lawsuits the same way. In 2017, you’re more likely to get sued by an employee than to have a fire at your facility. Lawsuits represent a serious risk to your organization’s […]
About 98% of organizations in the US have some form of sexual harassment policy in place. Virtually all of us recognize it as a problem, so why does harassment keep happening?
Innovation is in the eye of the beholder. The same tactics that automotive dealerships attempt to use to make more money from sales may appear, to regulators and attorneys, as unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices.
Catharine Andricos from Hudson Cook stopped by this week to give us some tips on disclaiming implied warranties: As a compliance attorney, I often advise clients about the need to limit their advertising claims and contractual promises. In a world where such limitations must be clear and conspicuous, it can be tricky to draft effective disclaimers. […]