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Are Noncompetes Enforceable?

Although standards vary from state to state, it can be difficult to enforce agreements designed to prevent former dealership employees from taking their skills — and their coworkers and your customers — to competitors.

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Prioritizing Entity Vitals

Real-life examples prove that failing to meet federal, state, and local requirements for licensing and permits can cause otherwise successful dealerships to lose their right to do business and, in the most extreme cases, their very names.

Succession Planning: Who’s Taking the Wheel?

Financial services expert offers dealers a five-step plan to secure their legacy and minimize the tax liability of those who inherit or buy their dealership.

The CIT Fix

Operations expert offers a two-step fix for solving cash-flow issues related to contracts in transit. It includes process and technology recommendations, as well as penalties for violations.

Service Advisors Are Working Overtime

The Ninth Circuit has reaffirmed that service advisors are not subject to exemption from overtime pay. Compliance expert unpacks Navarro v. Encino Motorcars LLC and the effect it could have on your fixed-ops budget.

Stop Abusing Bank Reps

F&I trainer recommends changing the way you treat your auto finance partners before your production — and your professional reputation — suffers.

Disarming Silent Saboteurs

Unmotivated and aggrieved employees can undermine your leadership and kill your profits. Operations expert offers a comprehensive plan for preventing the next act of dealership sabotage.

Culture Clash

His Madness breaks from his usual F&I programming to deliver a message to dealers about the importance of culture and the keys to instilling and maintaining it.

IT Firm Launches Specialized Services Aimed at Dealerships

United Datacom Networks Inc. (UDNI) announced the launch of Dealers Edge, a new IT support program designed to help dealers meet their legal obligations with respect to data privacy and security. Services include remote management and 24/7 monitoring.

Understanding the New Overtime Pay Rule

Human resources expert breaks down the Labor Department’s new overtime pay rules and what they mean to dealers. He says communication with employees will be key in the months ahead.