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Dealer Alert!
Nationwide Block on Changes to DOL "White Collar" Overtime Rule

A U.S. District Court in Texas has granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against implementation and enforcement of the revised "white collar "overtime rules formally scheduled to take effect December 1. This means that, until further notice, the existing "white collar" salary thresholds remain in effect and that dealers should not make employee compensation adjustments based on the revised "white collar" rule's higher compensation thresholds! 

A motion for summary judgement will be ruled on next week. Questions can be directed to Ed Richardson at ext.210 or by email at

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Window Tint Added to Vehicle Inspections
Beginning January first, vehicle safety inspections must include window tint. Earlier this week, the Governor signed into law A.4106 (Assemblyman DenDekker, D. Queens), now Chapter 444 of the Laws of 2016. The companion Senate bill, S.6034-A, had been sponsored by Senator John DeFrancisco of Syracuse, the Deputy Republican Leader.

The bill is awkwardly worded, but its thrust is to prohibit window tinting “which has a light transmittance of less than seventy percent.” Vehicle & Traffic Law § 301(c)(1)(a), as amended. NYSADA had long and successfully opposed this bill on the ground that safety inspection requirements should not be increased without a supporting increase in the inspection fee. We withdrew our opposition at the request of law enforcement. Police representatives expressed deep concern about approaching a vehicle when they could not see inside the vehicle. NYSADA made the determination not to take a position that could jeopardize police safety.

The Department of Motor Vehicles is authorized to issue implementing regulations. NYSADA has been in touch with DMV to begin discussions on the implementation of this new requirement. NYSADA has asked that the inspection fee be increased in recognition of the new costs that inspection stations will incur.
Given that this new requirement was enacted so close to the effective date, we will impress upon DMV the need for immediate, clear guidance on implementation. We will also urge that this new law not be enforced until inspection stations have had an adequate opportunity to understand the new requirement and purchase whatever equipment may be necessary. We will provide implementation information to you as quickly as it is provided to us. If you have any questions about this issue, please contact the Association at (518) 463-1148 and speak to Ed Richardson (ext.210) or Peter Marthy (ext. 206).
Chairman Morrell: $11.1 Million Dividend + $66
Created by NYSADA Staff in 12/2/2016 1:35:06 PM

Safety Group 430 Chairman Morrell received unanimous approval for distribution of a $11.1 million d... Read More..

FTC Amends Used Car Rule, Issues Revised Buyers Guide
Created by NYSADA Staff in 12/2/2016 1:40:49 PM

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced final amendments updating the Used Car Rule by rev... Read More..

Dealer Be Aware Shopping Workers Comp; Improper/Misclassifications Will Cost...
Created by NYSADA Staff in 12/2/2016 1:43:11 PM

Often we hear, “buyer be aware,” as a precautionary reminder to consumers when something appears to... Read More..

GIT 2017 Rates & Plans Out, New Dental Plan Added
Created by NYSADA Staff in 12/2/2016 1:45:31 PM

Great Rates for Rochester; New Plans For Buffalo The Group Insurance Trust (GIT) on behalf of the T... Read More..

Reminder – DMV’s $5 Lien Fee Must be Paid by Lienholder
Created by NYSADA Staff in 12/2/2016 2:08:26 PM

Previously we had included an article in the Newsletter reminding dealers that the lien fee had to ... Read More..

IRS Announces Adjustments on Dollar Limitations for 401K plans for Tax Year 2017
Created by NYSADA Staff in 12/2/2016 2:13:18 PM

As they do each fall, the IRS recently announced adjustments affecting the dollar limitations on 40... Read More..

Ending The Year Right
Created by NYSADA Staff in 12/2/2016 2:24:00 PM

By Affiliate Member Bob Brown/Withum One of the year-end tasks that every dealership should perform... Read More..

NYSADA Board Meeting Updates
Created by NYSADA Staff in 12/2/2016 2:27:03 PM

Recently, NYSADA’s Board of Director’s met in Aruba to discuss a number of important issues involvi... Read More..

One Happy Island, One Awesome Convention
Created by NYSADA Staff in 12/2/2016 2:30:24 PM

Sun, fun and great learning experiences… what more can you ask from a Convention. NYSADA’s 93rd Ann... Read More..

Federal Judge Blocks Overtime RuleThat Was Slated to Start December 1st
Created by NYSADA Staff in 12/2/2016 2:34:10 PM

Recently a federal judge blocked an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to w... Read More..

Jeff Haraden Elected NYSADA Chairman
Created by NYSADA Staff in 12/2/2016 2:35:53 PM

NYSADA is pleased to announce the election of Jeff Haraden (Schenectady County) as our chairman for... Read More..


Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:56:00 -0500

The average fuel economy for new cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. remained unchanged in November as an increasing number of light trucks were sold in comparison to cars, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute said today.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:28:19 -0500

The U.S. Department of Transportation today said it will press the auto industry to accelerate the pace of replacements for defective Takata airbag inflators and signaled a likely widening of the industry's largest ever recall.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:14:09 -0500

Fiat Chrysler plans to reveal a fully electric vehicle based on the Chrysler Pacifica minivan at CES in Las Vegas next month as the carmaker moves to get in step with the industry's shift toward electric vehicles, people familiar with the...

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:20:45 -0500

The former Mitsubishi assembly plant in Normal, Ill., soon could be purchased by little-known startup automotive firm Rivian Automotive.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:00:00 -0500

Automakers and tech companies will be able to develop, test and sell autonomous vehicles in Michigan, per legislation Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law today.

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