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View Diary: Democratic Senator To MORE IT Workers: No More Pay For Your Overtime Work (262 comments)

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  •  Surely a bill targeting particular workers (1+ / 0-)
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    and targeting them in a way so as to deny them rights of compensation can't be constitutional. This is legislated discrimination. What's to prevent such a law from being applied to disabled workers or gay workers?

    If Obama were to sign such a bill I would be stunned to the point of disbelief. What are the prospects for the bill at present? And what about states that mandate overtime pay? In New York State the law can be pretty strict about employees working more than 40 hours per week. Companies in NY have had to compensate many workers in court for overtime they have been denied.

    If this law is enacted, every IT person in charge of every server or database having to do with financial transactions should simply quit, walk away, and make themselves available as independent contractors. For double their original hourly wage.

    •  And send all their jobs to India, right? (0+ / 0-)

      Listen.. I'm at IT worker.. and I politely ask you to just butt out.

      We don't need your concern.

      We don't work regular hours and we don't expect overtime.. go meddle in some other industry.

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