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 was only over $55K/year
by jefro on Sun 4th Dec 2011 16:46 UTC
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I could have read the law wrong but it would only apply to those making over $55K/year. Not sure it would affect any union positions. The union IT workers usually have some stipulation in the contract to allow for how to handle overtime. Firefighters and police usually get comp time in exchange. They may work for 60 hours and get 30 hours comp time where they don't have to show up to work but still get the 30 hour pay.

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