Computer Network & IT Employees

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires certain employers to pay their employees overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of forty in a workweek at a rate not less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Employees are generally assumed to be entitled to the rights and protections of the FLSA unless the employer is able to establish that such employees are not covered by the act because the employee fits within one of the several statutory exemptions.

Computer Network and IT Employees are often required to work significant hours without receiving overtime pay when they work more than forty hours in a workweek. Although the FLSA contains exemptions for some administrative and computer professional employees, these exemptions are often misapplied in this field as a result of employee misclassification. Computer professionals who spend the majority of their work time designing or developing network systems, writing software programs or engaging in creative analysis are generally exempt from overtime pay. However, employees who must follow established procedures in carrying out routine computer issues are generally entitled to receive overtime wages when they work more than forty hours in a workweek.

Do you believe an employer owes you unpaid overtime?

The employment attorneys at OSMAN & SMAY LLP can help. If you work as a Computer Network or IT Employee or in another technology related field and have questions about overtime laws and whether or not you are entitled to overtime pay, CONTACT US for a free consultation.

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