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  •  is the salary not such that overtime is > > (0+ / 0-)

    just not payable - no wish to seem difficult, but you don't pay overtime to people who get a fat salary, do you (lawyers?)

    If the pay is on the basis that you work as necessary, then you should know that when you start.

    Just asking, ok?

    •  Current FLSA says that if you make X (1+ / 0-)
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      (can't remember, it is some factor of minimum wage) you are not entitled to overtime, if you make less than that, you are entitled.  This is IT specific and it was in law over a decade ago when I got in a huge fight with management over on-call employees.

      #Occupy Wallstreet - Politicians will not support the movement until it is too big to fail.

      by Sychotic1 on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 07:27:14 AM PST

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      •  That is correct. And now... (0+ / 0-)

        Senator Hagan wants to change it so that IT professionals are classified as "employees in a professional capacity" under Section 213, such that if they make as little as $27.63 per hour or a salary of $23,600 per year, their employer is legally exempt from having to pay them overtime.

    •  Actually, lawyers (4+ / 0-)

      bill their clients, and they bill in increments, like all consultants do.

      So something that took 10 min is likely billed at whatever increment they use - and that might be an hour, it might be a half hour, but it will NEVER be the actual 10 min.

      Their overtime is built into the fee structure.

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