Many employers consider any employee whose primary job duty is working with computers to be exempt from the overtime pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). That is not correct. The majority of computer employees and persons employed in computer-related professions must be paid overtime under the law. In order to be classified as exempt, a computer employee must:
- Be paid at least $23.63 per hour.
- Be paid a salary of $455 per week.
In addition to these pay requirements, a computer employee must also work as a software engineer, computer programmer, systems analyst or some other similar job, to be exempt from the overtime pay provisions of the law.
If you work with computers and are not paid overtime pay, please contact Werman Salas P.C.