Under Fair Labor Standards Act guidelines, computer professionals are exempt from overtime pay. However, the term “computer professional” is somewhat vague. Who qualifies as a computer professional? Anyone who works with computers? In fact, only a small portion of computer professionals are exempt from overtime pay. Whether you are an employer who needs general employment law counsel or an employee concerned about your rights to overtime under the FLSA, attorneys at Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation have the skill, experience and knowledge to assist you.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, many employees who work more than 40 hours a week are entitled to overtime pay. However, certain white-collar workers are exempt from overtime pay. Generally, to be exempt from overtime pay, a worker must be paid on a salary basis at a minimum of $455 per week. White-collar exemptions do not apply to manual laborers, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and similar public safety workers.
Listed below are exemption tests for white-collar workers:
The experienced lawyers at Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation ALC understand the intricacies of each employment provision under the FLSA. For help with a labor and employment issue or other business law matter in and around Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, contact us today by phone at 925-468-0400 or online.
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