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wage and hour regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division may or may not be investigating automotive service shops for pay plan violations at a greater rate than other retail businesses. There is certainly evidence supporting such a bias, although all it takes is a complaint from a disgruntled employee to trigger an investigation.

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Wage and Hour Regulations: You Probably Are Not in Compliance

Owners and operators of tire dealerships and automotive service shops, no matter how large or small, are being targeted by the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. This is the federal agency that enforces minimum wage, record keeping and overtime rules.

Where you might be breaking the law

Think you understand the rules governing how you pay overtime to your employees? Think again. There are two key elements of the wage and hour regulations that many tire store owners unknowingly violate every day.