Timely updates on legal issues affecting dealerships and other franchises.
Federal law requires employers, including dealerships, to pay overtime to most employees who work more than 40 hours per week. But there are several exemptions to overtime requirements that may apply to dealership employees. Dealers should familiarize themselves with overtime requirements and exemptions to ensure they comply with federal law when paying employees.
Manufacturers have been urging dealers to enter into data sharing agreements permitting third-party vendors to share the dealer’s customer data directly with the manufacturer itself. These data sharing agreements raise legal concerns when compared to the obligations dealers have under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to protect nonpublic personal information of customers. This article outlines key provisions of the Act and strategies dealers can use to protect themselves and customers from unlawful disclosure.
Before offering a vehicle for sale, Wisconsin dealers must be sure to act in accordance with key provisions of Wisconsin law that govern the sale of used vehicles.