Attys React To High Court's Auto Service Advisers OT Ruling

Law360, New York (June 20, 2016, 7:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday in Encino Motorcars v. Navarro vacated a Ninth Circuit ruling that auto service advisers should be eligible to receive overtime compensation, ordering the lower court to reconsider the matter without taking into account Labor Department regulations the justices said were issued without adequate explanation. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision is significant.

Richard Alfred, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

“The Supreme Court unanimously reminded the Department of Labor that it is not Congress. Unlike a legislature, the six-justice majority stated, an administrative agency must give ‘adequate’ reasons for its decisions. Even when the DOL interprets an ambiguous...

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