In December, dealerships were preparing for changes to the New Used Car Rule regarding the New Buyers Guide. In January, those changes went into effect. It is now March, so how well did you prepare? Will you pass muster? On March 28th Hudson Cook attorneys Catharine Andricos, Lauren Hunt, and Chris Capurso will be discussing […]
Auto Dealer Compliance
Picture an automotive dealership in the year 2025. What did you imagine? An automated service garage? Self-driving cars? Better coffee in the lobby?
We tend to regard compliance as the process of adhering to state and federal laws. But it’s something much more tangible in practice. For many dealerships, compliance can be described as the art of not maddening people.
This blog post is the second installment in our ongoing interview series with Hudson Cook, adapted from Compli’s Definitive Guide to Workforce Compliance. For Part 1, click here. A lot can change in 15 years. Just ask Michael Benoit.
A lot can change in 15 years. Just ask Michael Benoit.
As we wave goodbye to a tumultuous 2016 we turn toward 2017, a year that almost certainly will see changes in the regulatory environment. Whether those changes are sweeping or a little here and there is yet to be seen. But what we do know is that your dealership will still be selling cars. This […]
Having a “growth problem” is an oxymoron. If your business is growing and you need to hire more staff that means you are a success and business is booming! But that also means training more employees, managing more vendors, and keeping track of more policies. If this sounds like a problem you are having it […]
The automotive industry has long prized efficiency. Starting all the way back with Henry Ford’s assembly line in 1913, the people and companies who create, test and sell automotive vehicles tend to love processes that waste as little (time, money, headaches) as possible, and are fundamentally easy to learn, implement and improve.
There’s nowhere quite like California. As we wrote about last month, the nation’s most populous and economically active state is also home to a dazzlingly complex legal system. Lawsuits lead to court decisions; court decisions lead to new laws; and new laws lead to new regulatory compliance challenges.
How is it possible that the US state with the highest number of Fortune 500 companies is also consistently ranked the worst state in which to do business?