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 still ends up as a year's pay.
by jefro on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 16:56 UTC
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I don't think there is anything wrong with an EXEMPT employee. Not sure how IT (which started out as typewriter support) ever got exempt. I guess they feel that anyone working in the front office gets is management. As a union member I work on automated equipment. Any equipment that is associated only with OFFICE is then work for exempt employees. They are paid at a higher base pay. It ends up we get paid the same at the end of the year usually. It has been this way for decades. Everyone knows the rules.

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