There is reason for concern that the U.S. Labor Department will attack the FLSA overtime-exempt status of such dealership employees in 2013.
The usefulness of website questionnaires, checklists, programs, and so on relating to the application of the FLSA's executive, administrative, professional, and outside-sales exemptions is normally very limited.
The recent federal appropriations law contains at least one positive development concerning the FLSA exemption status of automobile-dealership service writers and similar employees.
The proposed "Computer Professional Update Act" would significantly expand the scope of the current FLSA statutory exemption for certain computer employees.
The U.S. Labor Department's most-recent regulatory agenda now targets April 2011 for the release of a proposed rule potentially imposing significant new FLSA recordkeeping requirements.
The U.S. Labor Department has now provided additional, disquieting insight into its "Plan, Prevent, Protect" program that we first reported in our April 30 post.