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April 28, 2020

CADA offers synopsis of Gov. Polis’ Level 2: Safer at Home Executive Order, which includes 15 directives from multiple agencies

Governor Polis’ Executive Order on Sunday, April 26 contains 15 directives and includes upcoming action from several agencies.

As we move into Level 2: Safer at Home, some employment provisions require deeper examination in that as you begin to bring staff back to your dealership, ‘vulnerable’ individuals and those with child care responsibilities cannot be compelled to come back to work — and cannot be terminated or discriminated against for refusing to do so in compliance with this order.

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April 27, 2020 COVID

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April 24, 2020 COVID

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April 21, 2020

Don’t get too excited over ‘Phase 2’

If Governor Polis’ daily press briefing has become your favorite “program” during quarantine, then you were not disappointed by yesterday's episode. The Governor announced that he would use the expiration of the stay-at-home Order (scheduled for April 26) to migrate from Phase 1 to Phase 2 – called “Safer at Home” — of the re-opening of Colorado.

Naturally, business owners are on the edge of their seats wondering what Phase 2 means for auto sales and getting customers onto lots and showroom floors.

We’ll start with the good news: Curve flattening seems to be working and we are slowly progressing back toward normal. The migration to Phase 2 will mean that the social distancing measures that were designed to limit 75-80 percent of all social interactions now need to limit 60-65 percent.

So while gatherings of more than 10 people are still prohibited, small distanced gatherings may become acceptable again. Retailers will be able to offer curbside delivery instead of remote, though workers will continue to have to wear non-medical-grade masks. Of course, retail auto parts supply was an essential business and should not be constricted by Phase 2.

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April 20, 2020 COVID

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April 17, 2020 COVID

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April 14, 2020

Tomorrow: Employment law update under COVID-19 webinar

Changes continue being made to the Families First COVID-19 Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Act — and to the sections within them.

Every day.

Join us at 1 p.m. tomorrow (April 15) for an update on what's changed and how it affects you, your dealership and your employees:

Families First COVID-19 Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Act: What employers need to know

An astonishing 17 million people have filed unemployment claims in the past three weeks, resulting from policy makers' decisions to shut down or severely curtail business activity throughout the country, due to the Coronavirus. Among other things, the employment portion of the crisis is wreaking havoc on dealers' businesses.

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April 13, 2020 COVID

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April 10, 2020 COVID

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April 8, 2020 COVID

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April 7, 2020

Colorado Motor Vehicle Dealer board promulgates emergency rules – COVID-19

On Friday, April 3, 2020, the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board met in an emergency rulemaking session to promulgate rules related to the enforcement of Governor Polis’ Executive Order and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Public Health Order 20-24.

The unanimously adopted rule (attached to this memo) largely follows guidelines set last week by the state of New Mexico, yet follows initial limits set by the Public Health Order (PHO).  It is expected this will be effective during the time the PHO is in place, until the next meeting of the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board, unless further action is taken by the Dealer Board in that time.  It will be codified at 1-CCR-205-10, 44-20-102(22)-E.  The Powersports version will be codified as Regulation 44-20-402(17)-E.

The rule holds that showrooms need to be closed.  On-line and remote transactions are acceptable, and consumers may come by appointment only to conduct paperwork related to those electronic deals.  When a consumer comes to take delivery/sign paperwork, every possible cleaning and mitigation measure available should be taken.  This includes distancing of 6 feet or greater, service areas used for consumer transactions are properly sanitized, or that the delivery occur at a consumer’s home.

Colorado Motor Vehicle Dealer board promulgates emergency rules – COVID-19

On Friday, April 3, 2020, the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board met in an emergency rulemaking session to promulgate rules related to the enforcement of Governor Polis’ Executive Order and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Public Health Order 20-24.

The unanimously adopted rule (attached to this memo) largely follows guidelines set last week by the state of New Mexico, yet follows initial limits set by the Public Health Order (PHO).  It is expected this will be effective during the time the PHO is in place, until the next meeting of the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board, unless further action is taken by the Dealer Board in that time.  It will be codified at 1-CCR-205-10, 44-20-102(22)-E.  The Powersports version will be codified as Regulation 44-20-402(17)-E.

The rule holds that showrooms need to be closed.  On-line and remote transactions are acceptable, and consumers may come by appointment only to conduct paperwork related to those electronic deals.  When a consumer comes to take delivery/sign paperwork, every possible cleaning and mitigation measure available should be taken.  This includes distancing of 6 feet or greater, service areas used for consumer transactions are properly sanitized, or that the delivery occur at a consumer’s home.

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April 6, 2020 COVID

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April 3, 2020 COVID

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April 2, 2020 COVID

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April 1, 2020 COVID

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March 31, 2020

Special Employment Law webinar Thursday:

Clarity for Employers: Employer requirements under COVID-19 Law

8:30 – 10 a.m.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Colorado and federal governments have enacted a series of laws to protect employees, along with small and mid-sized businesses. 

These recently passed laws range from extending unemployment benefits to providing emergency loans to businesses.

Designed for dealer principals, HR directors and controllers, this 1.5-hour webinar will outline employer responsibilities under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or the Act) and its different sections, including the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Unemployment Insurance Stabilization and Access Act of 2020.

Also covered is the Coronavirus Aid and Economic Security Act (CARES), including detailed discussion on the portions of CARES designed to assist employees who have been laid off or suffered a reduction in their work schedules, along with tax credits and emergency loan provisions designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses.

If you have questions about how these acts affect your dealership, join us for this very important webinar.

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