High Court Endorses Broader View Of FLSA Exemptions

By Vin Gurrieri (April 2, 2018, 10:18 PM EDT) -- As part of its ruling Monday that auto service advisers are overtime-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Supreme Court jettisoned half-century-old precedent that called for narrowly construing exemptions to the FLSA and likely made it easier for employers who claim exemptions to overcome legal challenges, attorneys say.

As part of the ruling, the majority rejected the high court's longstanding principle that Fair Labor Standards Act exemptions are to be narrowly construed against employers that are seeking to assert them. (AP) In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, the high court ruled that employees at California auto dealership...

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