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Supreme Court Clarifies FLSA Exemption for Sales, Service Advisors, Partsmen, and Mechanics
  • Nexsen Pruet
  • USA
  • July 18 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court recently gave relief to automotive, tractor, and aircraft dealerships, clarifying that service advisors are - like salesmen


FTC Conducts First Compliance Sweep Since Amendment to Used Car Rule
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2018

The Federal Trade Commission announced in mid-July that it conducted the first compliance sweep of car dealerships since the effective date of its


FTC Warns Dealers of Significant Penalties for Noncompliance with Revised Buyers Guide
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2018

In November, 2016, the FTC amended the Used Car Rule, and made significant changes to the Buyers Guide. The amended Rule required dealers to begin


New York Attorney General announces settlement with auto dealership over deceptive practices targeting non-English speakers
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2018

On July 5, the New York Attorney General announced a settlement with an auto dealership to resolve allegations that it engaged in deceptive practices


SEC Proposes Expanding Safe Harbor to Promote Research on Investment Funds
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2018

On May 23, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) proposed establishing a research report safe harbor (Rule 139b) for


Back to the Basics
  • Hudson Cook LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2018

We hang out, literally and online, with lawyers who represent dealers. Most of these lawyers deal with parts of the dealer regulatory scheme-issues


Auto Dealership Service Advisors Are Exempt From Federal Overtime Requirements
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2018

An amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") exempts from its overtime requirements "any salesman, partsman, or mechanic primarily engaged in


US Employment Litigation Round-Up for April 2018
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2018

On April 2, 2018, the Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro (No. 16-1362) that automobile dealership service


California Employment Law Notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2018

Two delivery drivers for Dynamex filed this putative class action on behalf of similarly situated drivers, alleging that they were misclassified as


The Supreme Court Signals That Overtime Exemptions Will Be Interpreted Fairly (not Stringently), Marking a Shift in Favor of Employers
  • Wick Phillips
  • USA
  • May 1 2018

Last month, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of treating automobile service advisors as exempt from overtime and, in so doing, appears to have made