• U.S. Labor Department: F&I Managers Can Qualify for FLSA Overtime Exemption
  • August 19, 2003
  • Law Firm: Fisher & Phillips LLP - Atlanta Office
  • Beginning last August, a series of rulings in lower federal courts in Oregon and Washington held that Finance & Insurance Managers were not covered by the overtime exemption for commission-paid employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. These lawsuits had been filed by F&I managers claiming they were not properly paid overtime. A common theme in these decisions was that the F&I Managers were not individually engaged in retail selling, and that as a result the FLSA's Section 7(i) exemption could not apply to them.