The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday sided with automobile dealers in a case involving overtime pay eligibility for service advisors. In its ruling on Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro et. al., the Supreme Court sent the case back to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to review its previous ruling that dealership service advisors should be eligible for overtime pay.
In 1966, the U.S. Congress enacted an exemption from overtime compensation for “any salesman, parts-man, or mechanic primarily engaged in selling or servicing automobiles” at a automobile dealership. While the Department of Labor regulations introduced in 1970