During U.S. Supreme Court arguments Wednesday over a federal issue important to the auto industry, Justice Elena Kagan questioned the absence of the U.S. solicitor general “in a case in which one would expect the government to be here.” Kagan wanted to know what’s up at the U.S. Labor Department.

The answer is that the Labor Department is reconsidering a 2011 Obama administration rule that said service advisers at car dealerships are not exempt from overtime pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. In a Jan. 5 bulletin, Wage and Hour Acting Administrator Bryan Jarrett said the department would not enforce that rule until the Supreme Court resolves the issue.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]