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.
Among other things, the FLSA mandates that employees get time-and-a-half overtime pay for working more than 40 hours in a week, unless they are executives or specifically exempted from the law's protection.
But a bill sponsored by Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC),
titled the "Computer Professionals Update Act," takes the exemption's
131-word text and bumps it up to 205, adding job classes such as
database and network specialists and security professionals along the
Gee, thanks Hagan for screwing us even more.
It's bad enough that, in this economy, companies are able to screw employees with lower wages and fewer or no benefits. It is an outrage when an elected official helps facilitate that screwing.
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