For dealerships in nine Western states, uncertainty about service advisers’ eligibility for overtime pay continues.

A federal appeals court has ruled for a second time that advisers, unlike a dealership’s service technicians, parts employees and salespeople, aren’t exempt from overtime requirements. The advisers’ employer, Mercedes-Benz of Encino in California, is considering a further appeal.

The case arose when service advisers sued the dealership under the Federal Labor Standards Act for failing to pay overtime. The store initially won, but the appeals court has twice sided with the advisers, most recently last month. Read full article here.

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