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New York to fairly compensate auto technicians for warranty work

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A recent bill passed by the New York state Senate aims to change how auto technicians are compensated for warranty work, addressing disparities in their pay. Traditionally, technicians have been paid based on job completion rather than hours worked, a practice not aligned with the Fair Labor Standards Act.


The legislation received broad support in the Senate and was previously passed by the Assembly. However, some opposition exists, with concerns that the costs incurred by manufacturers might lead to higher prices for consumers.

Supporters of the bill, including Union Automotive Director Peter DeVito, dismiss the argument that the bill will significantly impact car prices, which have risen by an average of 32% over the last five years. The legislation is seen as a step towards allowing technicians to perform their duties efficiently and correctly without rushing, thereby improving the quality of their work.



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