DMV Executive Deputy Commissioner Meets with GNYADA’s Board (continued from cover)
Egan also touched on the following topics: The state plans to fully launch its VERIFI/eMV-50 project in July of 2018. DMV will examine its dealer plate issuance program over the next 3-4 months, and will soon reach out to dealers and the Association for input on modernizing the program. Starting in October of 2017, the state will issue documents for New Yorkers to apply for federal REAL IDs, which will be required to fly domestically as of 2020. This document will be acceptable
for the full 6 points of ID to register and title a vehicle.
York State, as they often use low operating expenses to attract cus- tomers away from franchised dealers, then acquire the vehicle out of state. Egan took special interest in a graphic that demonstrated how vastly brokers outnumber dealers in the metro area. Egan praised the Association’s efforts to ensure that recalls are disclosed to consumers prior to purchase, high- lighting the recall disclosure decals GNYADA recently created for its members.
“Between myself, the Governor, and our other State agencies, we view GNYADA as a very important rela- tionship,” said Egan. “You provide such a huge economic service to the public.” The Association thanks the Executive Deputy Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner for Compliance for attending the Board Meeting. GNYADA appreciates DMV’s support on the many regulatory issues facing New York’s franchised new car deal- ers and looks forward to further pro- ductive conversations.
File Electronic Injury and Illness Records by December 1
Dealerships with between 20-249 employees must electronically file their 2016 employee workplace injury and illness records (Form 300A), through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) website (www.osha.gov), by December 1, 2017. OSHA’s original electronic filing reg- ulations required all submissions by July 1, 2017. But due to the delayed availability of the online submittal portal, OSHA pushed back its enforcement deadline to December 1, 2017. There are three ways that dealers can submit injury and illness data: Manually enter data into the OSHA web format; n
Upload a CSV file for their facility; or,
Retaliation against employees for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses is strictly prohibited. The Association thanks Walden Associates Inc. for contributing to this article. For more information regarding electronic submission of injury and illness data to OSHA, please call GNYADA at 718.746.5900. n
Automate the dealership’s record- keeping systems and have them transmit all data electronically using an application programming interface (API). The revised reporting regulations also include the following provisions: Procedures for reporting work- related injuries and illnesses must be reasonable and not discourage employees from reporting. Employers must inform employees of their right to report work- related injuries and illness free from retaliation. n n n
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