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Social Host Liability

Office parties can present a whole “host” of liabilities for dealers, regardless of whether they are scheduled to celebrate the holidays, improve employee morale, or serve as an opportunity for…

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Injunction Issued in White Collar Exemption Case

On November 22, 2016, a Federal Judge in Texas issued an injunction in a lawsuit filed by 21 states and various business organizations challenging the new DOL regulations relating to…

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Updated FTC Used Car Buyers Guide

Effective November 10, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued its Final Rule amending the Used Car Buyers Guide. The current Buyers Guide with which dealers are familiar did…

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Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

According to some providers of unemployment compensation services, there has been a rise in fraudulent unemployment claims being filed as a result of identity theft. According to one provider, Michigan’s…

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New Online Reporting Requirements for OSHA

OSHA’s new online reporting rule becomes effective on January 1, 2017, but the reporting requirements are to be phased in over 2 years. The new rule requires that certain employers…

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

Attorneys Charles LeFevre and Eric Bowden, Partners at Colombo & Colombo, P.C., will present at a conference for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants at the Suburban Collection Showplace…

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Guidance Regarding Compliance with the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule Effective December 1, 2016

Click here to view the entire article. As dealers are aware through communications from multiple sources, earlier this year the Department of Labor finalized its Regulations updating and implementing exemptions…

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Federal Agencies Adjust Civil Penalty Amounts

Effective as of August 1, 2016, the maximum penalty for violations of some of the major laws enforced by the Federal Trade Commission has increased from $16,000 to $40,000. The…

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Mandatory Updates to Fair Labor Standards Act Minimum Wage Poster

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Minimum Wage Poster issued by the United States Department of Labor has been updated. Effective August 1, 2016, those employers subject to the FLSA…

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New Law on Record-Keeping Requirements for Used Tire Sales (PA 112 of 2016)

Effective August 8, 2016, Michigan auto dealers must keep records of used tires, tire wheels or rims, and continuous tire tread purchased from individuals. Although the law applies to both…