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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Very Simple
by robbhar on Sun 4th Dec 2011 14:39 UTC
robbhar
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2006-06-16

As per the laws of this country (USA) said law proposed is illegal. Therefore if the law passes, both states and individuals can ignore the statute. Congress does not have the granted authority to pass laws concerning payrolls of private concerns, period.

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RE: Very Simple
by chmeee on Sun 4th Dec 2011 14:54 in reply to "Very Simple"
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2006-01-10

In that case, the original law that this applies to is already illegal (actually, it's unconstitutional, because Congress makes the laws, the only document governing them is the Constitution).

By the way, I do agree with you... all facets of the law (existing and new) are overreaching of Congress into the hands of the private. Then again, most of what Congress, and the government as a whole, does is blatantly unconstitutional.

Edited 2011-12-04 14:56 UTC

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RE[2]: Very Simple
by robbhar on Sun 4th Dec 2011 19:19 in reply to "RE: Very Simple"
robbhar Member since:
2006-06-16

Thanks for the reply. Yes, the original law is also illegal, as are most of the laws coming out of congress lately. I firmly believe people that realize this have to keep harping on it before change can happen. Sounds like you are a kindred spirit, thanks...

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