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Colombo & Colombo Attorneys Featured at Auto Dealers Conference Hosted by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)

Charles LeFevre and Eric Bowden, of Colombo & Colombo, P.C., will be the featured presenters for a Spotlight session titled, “Dealership Legalese and Current Cases”, at the MICPA Automotive Dealers…

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New I-9 Form

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published its revised I-9 Form which dealers are required to use for all new hires beginning September 18, 2017. The new form…

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Texas Court Strikes Down DOL “White Collar” Overtime Rule

Previously, on May 23, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a “Final Rule” which increased the minimum salary level a ‘white collar’ employee must be paid to be exempt…

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New Requirements for Dealership Use of Non-GM Parts, Accessories and Vehicle Service Contracts

On August 10, 2017, General Motors (“GM”) issued a Dealer Bulletin (17-12) (“Bulletin”) to all GM Dealers regarding new requirements for the sale and service of new and used GM…

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Case Summary: Recovered Revenue and Summary Disposition

In a case involving an auto dealership client, a purchaser of a new truck flooded the engine on the date he took possession of the vehicle. The purchaser then canceled…

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OSHA Online Reporting Reminder

As we previously reported to you in 2015, OSHA and MIOSHA began requiring auto dealers, which were previously exempt from OSHA record keeping requirements, to begin keeping a record of…

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Form 8300 Cash Reporting Customer Notification

As part of the IRS cash reporting rule, on or before the January 31st following the calendar year for which the Form 8300 was filed, dealerships must provide a written…

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Ninth Circuit Holds Service Advisors Entitled to Overtime Compensation

In June (2016), we sent a notice regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLC, vacating the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that service advisors are not exempt from…

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Attorney Nicholas Ranke Joins the Firm

January 12, 2017 – Colombo & Colombo, P.C. is pleased to announce that Nicholas J. Ranke has joined the firm as an associate attorney in the firm’s Litigation and Automotive…

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Reminder: Increase in Michigan Minimum Wage

As a reminder, effective January 1, 2017, Michigan’s minimum wage will increase to $8.90 per hour. Employers with two or more employees who are at least sixteen years of age…