How can your company evolve AND keep your employees from throwing in the towel when the only constant is change when it comes to compliance at your dealership. Regulations change. Your dealership changes. You enact new policies and procedures. The list goes on. We’ve assembled a crack team to discuss this topic: hear from an […]
In a 5–4 decision, the Supreme Court held that service advisors are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (or FLSA for short) overtime pay requirement. Here’s what that means for your dealership. Repeat after me: service advisors are salespeople. The person who helps a customer set up an appointment with an automotive technician is […]
In theory, the idea of a minimum wage is simple enough: employers have a legal obligation to pay their workers a certain amount of money per hour. As an employer, you can pay your employees more than minimum wage, but not less. On top of that, if employees work overtime, you may have to increase […]
Quick Q&A: How Do I Correct an Employee’s FLSA Exemption Status—Without Getting Into the Question of Back Pay?
This week a common but tricky question about employees assumed to be exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act: Q. If you realize that somebody is misclassified as exempt from minimum wage or overtime pay, how do you communicate their non-exempt status with them—without the employee just saying, ‘Well, you owe me a bunch of […]
Our partners from Fisher Phillips stopped by this week to keep us all current on the legal maneuvering of the US Department of Labor between the federal District Court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals over salary-related changes in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar” exemption requirements. Here’s the scoop:
Hear that fluttering sound? That’s the sound of thousands of employers blinking their eyes in disbelief.
Would you be surprised if we told you there was a recent regulation change that you need to keep up with to maintain compliance at your dealership? No, you probably wouldn’t be. Well, it may be yet another regulation change but it’s an important one to know about and act on.
It’s highly political, economically fraught and only a few weeks away. I’m referring, of course, to the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act. (What—did you have something else in mind?)
Most auto dealerships know that their federal compliance obligations are about to change, but how many are sincerely prepared for December 1st, 2016? That’s the date when a new rule under the Federal Labor Standards Act will go into effect, making millions of employees no longer exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay eligibility.