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March 2017


Help Wanted that is. That's likely to be your first take-away from the March issue of Dateline: NH. And it makes sense because March brings the kick-off of our drive to expand New Hampshire's motor vehicle workforce. Many of you members are looking for new, young automotive professionals. The month we start an effort to help with that. We'll require your long-term participation and commitment.
Of course, look for much, much more in this month's issue of Dateline: NH.

February 2017

Where are the Techs?

"Too good to pass up," is how NHADA's Loss Prevention Coordinator Brian Duplessis describes the safety orientation training available to you through NHADA. Even if you hire only very rarely, this article will help. Also NHADA's Legal Hotlines are free, but there are expectations that come with their use. Read on for a reminder of the important differences between documentary and administrative fees. We provide you with ideas on recruiting that new technician you've been looking for, and much more.

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January 2017

Where are the Techs?

A NH Job Training grant allows NHADA members to send their entry-level employees to college auto tech courses for half-price and plays a vital role in our "player development strategy.

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December 2016

TIME Honors Emmett Horgan

NHADA is excited to announce Emmett Horgan as TIME Dealer of the Year, not only for his charity and community work, but most importantly because of his years of devotion to the NHADA Workers' Compensation Trust.

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November 2016

When Subjected To A Warranty Audit, You Need To Know Your Rights

Several NH dealers recently have been the subject of a manufacturer's warranty audit. And it appears we are entering another cycle wherein manufacturers actively pursue warranty audits.... You have several protections under NH law.

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October 2016

2017-Model NH Auto Show: New Dates

They are scheduled for later this year (just before Thanksgiving), but the Fourth Annual Charity Preview Night and NH Auto Show promise to bring many advantages to members of the NHADA regardless, and the timing may be better.

September 2016

US Supreme Court and the NH Dealer Bill of Rights

Near the end of September, the US Supreme Court will decide whether or not to take on a challenge to the NH Dealer Bill of Rights (RSA 357-C). This article is a summary of the case and the law and where they currently stand.

Summer 2016

2016 NHADA Family Convention

Traditional passing of the gavel at the NHADA Annual Meeting, June 28, 2016 from Immediate Past NHADA Board of Directors Chairman Bill Gurney to current Chairman Larry Foss. The picture is a collage, with Bill and Larry superimposed above a shot of the NHADA campus, just as on the right, where Anna Mae and George Dykstra appear to be in Hawaii. One feature of the NHADA Family Convention was "green screen" trickery where we "transported" interested folks from North Conway to a beautiful tropical scene.

June 2016

2016 Leadership & Management Summit Review

With 50 vendor booths, the Partner Expo was well received by members. John Lambert of Lambert Auto Sales, pictured below with Office Manager Hannah Rheaume and Mark Farmer of Competitive Energy Services, an endorsed company, said it best: "Thank you for organizing a great event today, the NHADA Leadership & Management Summit and Partner Expo..."

May 2016

Special Pull-Out Supplement: Rocky Recall Road

Over the past five years, over 156 million vehicles have been recalled. When you consider that the entire US light duty vehicle fleet consists of approximately 253 million vehicles(according to the IHS Automotive), that number is astounding.

April 2016

US Supreme Court Reviews Overtime

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a case that is expected to resolve whether or not service advisors are exempt from overtime pay requirements under the "salesman, partsman, or mechanic" exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Dealerships across the country will be keeping a close eye on this case, and it is likely the case will be heard and decided by an eight-judge Supreme Court.