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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It's the contract, stupid
by chmeee on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 05:21 UTC
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Everyone outraged about this is an idiot. All it does is exempt the employer from mandated overtime pay. Any sane employer will grant you overtime pay as part of your contract _if_ it's expected that you'll be working overtime. If you desire/demand overtime as part of your contract, you mention that when they ask about salary requirements. Simple. No need for Big Brother to get between you and your boss.

My employment contract (salaried) is for 8 hours per day. I work no more, no less, and get my work done. But I don't work in a data center or NOC. If I did, I would expect to be paid according to my work. Not a dime more or less than I negotiate. If you're in IT and don't know how to negotiate a reasonable wage/salary, you are an idiot.

Edited 2011-12-03 05:21 UTC

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