Imagine this scenario: Your business finally gets the all-clear to reopen. You have developed a comprehensive and detailed return-to-work plan that includes extensive office health and safety measures. You email employees the good news. When the day comes, only half of those scheduled show up. Those who do show up are disengaged and nervous. Not…

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On April 2, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLC, No. 16-1362, holding that service advisors at automobile dealerships are exempt under section 13(b)(10) of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA).  This is the second time in two years that the high court has reversed Ninth Circuit…

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Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLC, is a wage and hour case brought by five service advisors who worked at a California automobile dealership, seeking overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state law.  The dealership obtained dismissal of the FLSA claims, citing FLSA section 13(b)(10), which exempts from federal overtime “any salesman…

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Category: Wage-Hour,

More than a year ago, President Barack Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to “modernize and streamline” the agency’s white collar exemption regulations under the federal Fair Labor Standard Act.  Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced it was proposing a new rule raising the minimum salary level to qualify for an exemption to the…

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Category: Wage-Hour,

HK’s Felicia Reid’s article in the Daily Journal entitled “Sometimes it takes work to leave work,” addresses a case currently under consideration at the U.S. Supreme Court. You can read the article here. “Originally published in the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal, October, 22, 2014. Copyright 2014 Daily Journal Corporation, reprinted with permission.”

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