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Enforcement Push Coming On "Service Writers", "Service Advisors"?

Readers will recall our April 2011 newsletter and blog post regarding the U.S. Labor Department's having declined to recognize the overtime-exempt status of vehicle-dealership employees typically called "service writers", "service advisors", or "service salesmen". In so doing, USDOL appears to have revived its previously-abandoned interpretation that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(b)(10)(A) does not apply to employees whose role is to diagnose the mechanical condition of or to determine service needed by a vehicle, to assign service work to employees, to monitor their progress and results, and otherwise to take responsibility for the service work.

Court Rejects Challenge to DOL's Interpretation That Mortgage Loan Officers are Non-exempt

I wanted to give our readers a quick update on the status of mortgage loan officers. In Mortgage Bankers Ass’n v. Solis, a federal district court in Washington D.C. recently rejected a challenge to the March 2010 DOL administrator’s interpretation that mortgage loan officers do not generally meet the administrative exemption under the FLSA. As previously mentioned, on March 24, 2010, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced it was no longer issuing opinion letters in response to specific questions but would issue administrative interpretations containing general interpretations of the law and regulations.
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