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: Confused...
by Alfman on Tue 6th Dec 2011 20:40 UTC in reply to "Confused..."
Alfman
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2011-01-28

riversj,

"Can someone explain how this works? I used to work in the IT field and I have friends who still do. So am I correct in interpreting this in that if you are on an hourly wage and exceed 40 hours you don't qualify for time and a half?"

I'm not sure how it affects hourly workers. Presumably they will get paid as long as they're on the clock.

Most of the controversy is over the exceptions for salaried computer workers, who aren't legally entitled to any compensation at all for working overtime hours. The same person with the same salary in a non-exempt occupation would be compensated for overtime at time and a half.

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