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: 8 hours pay, 8 hours work
by Soulbender on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 01:35 UTC in reply to "8 hours pay, 8 hours work"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Your contract will most certaily say something like you're expected to extend when the situation calls for it. Word it vaguely enough and you'll end up with a lot of unpaid overtime ours.
But yeah, I would probably be in the "no pay? no overtime, screw you" category.

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Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Your contract will most certaily say something like you're expected to extend when the situation calls for it.

Not in Europe...

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Yes, probably not. A few years ago I read somewhere (some IT magazine I think, Unix Review maybe) that Europeans value their free time more than Americans.

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daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

Not in Europe...


My contract does, and always has for the decade I'm working for this company - I'm in Ireland... However, I generally get time off in lieu unofficially from the department manager for overtime that I work.

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