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Workers’ Compensation, Experience-Modifier, and How Litigation is Adding to Our Claims, August 2015

Introduction:  Workers’ Compensation (WC) insurance costs to the dealership are increasing more than other costs and much faster than inflation.  In this newsletter, we explain: How WC Insurance Premium is calculated based on payroll How manual premium rates are based on risks of the worker, e.g., the office worker has a lower manual rate compared […]

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Recordable Injury vs. Reportable Injury, March 2015

RECORDABLE:  Federal-OSHA requires auto dealers to keep a record of occupational injuries and illnesses using Log of Work-Related Injuries & Illnesses (OSHA Form 300).  We discussed this in great detail in our October 2014 Newsletter.  We note that first-aid is not recordable on OSHA Log 300.  The federal legal definition of first-aid is as follows:

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California Employers Face Great Liability Under AB1897, November 2014

Background:  Many dealerships use a subcontractor on premises to wash automobiles and for other operations.  Current law regulates the terms and conditions of employment and establishes specified obligations of employer and employees.  Dealers can control the liability by having the subcontractor work under a written contract that indemnifies the dealership and also, provide the dealership […]

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New Tires, Old News, August 2003

The National Transport and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 (15 USC 1381) requires all manufacturers of tires to provide tire registration forms to every distributor and dealer of its tires which offer new tires for sale.  The law also unequivocally and unambiguously requires each independent dealer selling new tires to provide tire purchasers at […]

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Hexane Shexane, July 2002

Recently, newsletters have been circulating to auto industries highlighting the toxic effects of hexane, a chemical commonly found in brake cleaners.  The toxic effects such as peripheral neuropathy (damage to nerves) from exposure to n-hexane have been known for over two decades.  The safe exposure limits for hexane specified by governmental agencies has also been […]

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