Encino Bodes Well For Employers In FLSA Cases And Beyond

Law360 (April 6, 2018, 4:59 PM EDT) -- On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its most significant employment opinion to date in the current term, potentially reshaping the way courts approach employment cases for many years to come. 

The court’s decision is an excellent example of how seemingly small questions can lead to big change. It involved a limited-use exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime requirements and the exemption’s application to service advisers at car dealerships. Holding that such an employee is a “salesman, partsman, or mechanic primarily engaged in selling or servicing automobiles” — and is therefore exempt from the overtime requirements of...

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