Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 22:43 UTC
Legal "A bill recently introduced in Congress would greatly expand the exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act for IT employees, ending overtime benefits for many more types of workers, including network, database and security specialists." The Democrat senator of North-Carolina has introduced an even worse version of the bill, which specifically exempts database and network specialists and security professionals from overtime benefits. Say, isn't some company building a huge data centre in North-Carolina? I'm sure it's all a coincidence.
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RE[3]: 8 hours pay, 8 hours work
by Alfman on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 01:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 8 hours pay, 8 hours work"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

Vanders,

Many employers won't give you that choice since they don't need to in this market. Maybe you're lucky enough to have a choice of employers, but around here getting any good job at all is tough, even without constraints like yours. Looking around me, unpaid overtime is the norm rather than the exception.

Edit: Were you by any chance among those who weren't covered by the previous overtime exemption? If so, then this bill should have you concerned.

Edited 2011-12-03 01:08 UTC

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