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Brian Turoff was quoted on January 30, 2018, in an article about the oral argument for Encino Motorcars LLC v. Navarro et al., regarding whether auto dealership customer service workers are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime provision, before the U.S. Supreme Court for a second time, which could challenge the conservative justices' penchant for interpreting the law strictly.

Turoff said, "Politically speaking, this case puts the predominantly Republican, right-leaning court in a tight spot. While a court comprised as it is can often be expected to favor strict, more narrow statutory interpretations, doing so here would result in a decidedly pro-employee finding, a hallmark of more liberal courts."

He added, "If the high court chooses a stricter interpretation and affirms the 9th Circuit, which has twice ruled that the service advisers should be paid overtime, car dealerships across the country will have to treat the workers as nonexempt employees and pay them an overtime premium for hours worked in excess of 40 per week."