U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


2017 Term

Oral Argument Date

January 17, 2018


Questions Presented

Whether service advisors at car dealerships are exempt under 29 U.S.C. § 213(b)(10)(A) from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime-pay requirements.

Case Updates

Supreme Court issues favorable decision in Fair Labor Standards Act case

April 02, 2018

The Supreme Court held that “service advisors” working at car dealerships are exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The Court rejected plaintiffs’ claims, concluding that service advisors are exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirement because they qualify as “any salesman” and are “primarily engaged in . . . servicing automobiles.” The Court explained that “[b]ecause the FLSA gives no textual indication that its exemptions should be construed narrowly, there is no reason to give them anything other than a fair (rather than a ‘narrow’) interpretation.”

U.S. Chamber asks Supreme Court to reject the canon that exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act must be narrowly construed

November 08, 2017

The U.S. Chamber, along with the National Federation of Independent Business and Retail Litigation Center, filed an amicus brief on the merits.

Matthew W. Lampe, E. Michael Rossman, and Ryan J. Watson of Jones Day served as co-counsel for the amici.

Case Documents