Boston’s Richard Glovsky, Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, commented on a Fair Labor Standards Act dispute between a car dealership and employees who advise customers about repair work. The case will go before the U.S. Supreme Court for a second time where it will be determined if the employees are exempt from overtime.
Glovsky said the case raises significant issues. “For example, the Supreme Court might have to decide whether the courts owe deference to the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations dealing with FLSA,” Glovsky said. He also noted that “the high court’s ruling may also affect other employers outside the automotive industry who use similar advisers to help customers determine what needs they might have and could show how it expects lower courts to construe the FLSA.”
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