Category: Work

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Car Dealership Sales Personnel and Mechanics Are No Longer Entitled to Overtime Pay: Are You Being Cheated Out of Being Paid Overtime?

The highest court of the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court, made an industry-changing ruling last Monday, April 2, 2018 that changes the pay structure and income of people working at over 10,000 U.S. car dealerships. They ruled that a car dealerships’ service advisers, which include both car dealership salesmen and mechanics working at car dealerships, aren’t required by federal law to receive overtime pay. The ruling affects more than 100,000 of these service advisers in the U.S.. Car dealership service advisers have been through tumultuous times when it comes to overtime pay. At first, since about the 1980s...

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Trump Bans Transgenders From the Military on a Technicality – But Can Your Employer Get Away With It?

Trump’s new memo today, March 23, 2018, marks the end of transgendered citizens signing up and joining the U.S. military. The memo unilaterally interprets and applies governmental policies to ban people suffering from gender dysphoria from joining the military because they require “substantial medical treatment,” like daily medications and even surgery. The memo argues that only transgendered citizens suffering from gender dysphoria, which is the psychological condition where you’re convinced you’re the opposite gender of your birth biological gender, are barred from military service. But that’s just a technicality – by definition, almost 100 percent of transgendered citizens have...

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