Overtime for Information Technology (IT) Workers
Many employees in the computer technology field work long hours, including before and after normal work hours and weekends, without being paid the overtime wages they deserve. It is a common mistake for employers to believe that their IT workers are not entitled to overtime pay because they are paid a salary, are highly skilled, or supervise other workers. In reality, however, many IT workers are in fact entitled to overtime pay but, as a result of being misclassified, do not receive the compensation they deserve. In these circumstances, they may sue to recover unpaid wages that they have rightfully earned.
IT Workers’ Overtime
In some cases, certain workers in the field of information technology are exempt from overtime law requirements. However, many IT workers do not fall into this category, meaning that they should be paid overtime pay for additional hours worked. Some examples of workers who are likely eligible for overtime pay include those who spend the majority of their working hours:
- Inputting data
- Installing computer networks
- Maintaining networks
- Configuring networks
Determining whether or not an IT worker is eligible for overtime pay can often be quite complicated and usually requires the assistance of an experienced legal professional to understand how state and federal employment laws applies to their situation.
If you believe you’ve been unfairly compensated as an IT employee, discuss your situation with Jason Knutson of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 608-255-6663 today. We can help you to understand your rights as an employee and begin working on a case to pursue the wages which you have rightfully earned.