WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is giving car dealerships a second chance to put the brakes on overtime pay for service advisers.
The court has agreed to take up — again — a case involving a California dealership that claims those advisers are similar to salesmen or mechanics, and therefore exempt from overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The 9th U.S. Court of Appeals disagreed.
Last year, the Supreme Court told the appeals court to take another look — but this time, don’t defer to a Labor Department rule that service advisers aren’t exempt from overtime requirements. The lower court once again ruled that service advisers are eligible for overtime pay.
Now the Supreme Court will get a chance to review that ruling.