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[2]: Not entirely accurate
by WorknMan on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 09:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Not entirely accurate"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

"Salaried workers don't have to be in the office between certain hours, can come and go as they please, and are generally responsible only for fulfilling their duties."

This simply isn't true. If it is, I want to know where you work!


Yeah, me too. From my experience (in America), the salaried employees are the ones working til 8 or 9 o'clock at night. Screw that ;)

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RE[3]: Not entirely accurate
by syadnom on Mon 5th Dec 2011 16:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Not entirely accurate"
syadnom Member since:
2010-03-03

Agreed, as a salaried system admin, I don't get to come and go as I please and only fulfill my duties. I work 60 hours per week doing everything under the sun that involves something plugged into power (Hey, come fix the microwave, yeah...)

In America, salary is not a way to pay a person to complete a given amount of work in my experience. Salary is a way to overtime exempt an employee and nothing more.

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