|Aug. 1, 2016 | www.fisherphillips.com|
"Animal House's" Doug Niedermeyer is not the most sympathetic character in American film, but any dealership manager faced with employees who want to wear union pins, buttons, or other insignia might understand his frustration. To many managers, dealerships simply ought to be able to control what their employees wear to work, especially if they interact with the public. But the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) says otherwise, and you should proceed with extreme caution if you maintain a dress code policy that prohibits these kinds of adornments.
By now you have likely heard about a recent Supreme Court decision and a change in federal wage and hour regulations that have a direct impact on the retail automotive industry. The good news is that the Supreme Court decision is a win for those in the industry (at least for now) and that compliance with the changes in the wage and hour regulations should not be difficult, relatively speaking.