The Supreme Court’s ruling that service advisor’s are exempt from overtime pay doesn’t apply to independent repair shops. Regardless, you should keep a close eye on potential liabilities in your shop’s pay plan.
Attorney Jeffrey Brecher says the recent Supreme Court case ruling service advisors are exempt from overtime requirements exclusively targets dealerships, and independent repair shops are not subject to the ruling.
The high court agreed to review the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ January decision that “the most natural reading” of the Fair Labor Standards Act shows that Congress did not intend to exempt service advisors involved in both sales and maintenance from the law’s coverage.