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Benz Dealer’s Service Advisers Eligible for Overtime

Jan. 9, 2017, 8:12 PM

Automobile service advisers at a Mercedes-Benz dealer in California are entitled to overtime when they work more than 40 hours in a week, a federal appeals court ruled Jan. 9 (Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLC, 2017 BL 5153, 9th Cir., No. 13-55323, 1/9/17).

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reached this conclusion in 2015, but the U.S. Supreme Court held on June 20, 2016, that the appeals court erroneously deferred to a Labor Department rule on advisers who sell repair services provided by other workers. The...

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