Workers employed in the field of information technology (IT) often work irregular hours. In many cases, it may be necessary for IT workers to work at home or to work much longer hours than they otherwise would in order to finish a project. In these circumstances, IT workers are typically qualified to receive overtime pay for their work.
However, many employers misclassify IT workers as administrative or professional workers, thereby unlawfully exempting them from overtime pay requirements.
If you are an IT worker who believes that your employer may have denied you the overtime pay you deserve for your work, consider taking legal action to get the pay you have earned.
OVERTIME EXEMPTIONS FOR IT WORKERS
IT workers must be provided overtime pay for work that is performed in excess of their regular working hours unless their job fully matches all of the following criteria:
- Employee receives compensation on a salary or fee basis of no less than $455 per week
- Employee’s work must be directly related to management policies or general business operations
- Employee must regularly exercise discretion or independent judgment in the course of performing job duties
If an IT worker’s job does not match these criteria, they are likely entitled to receive overtime pay when they work over the regular 40-hour limit in a week.
HOW CAN HABUSH HELP?
If your employer is not paying you overtime, we are here to help you regain your lost wages and bring your employer to justice.
Initially, it may be helpful to document instances of unfair pay. If your employer does this to other employees, you may additionally be able to gain testimony from them to strengthen your case.
Habush Habush & Rottier can advise you in how to gain evidence against your employer that will be valuable in court. If you or someone you know is an IT worker who has been misclassified as exempt from overtime pay by your employer, we can help you fight to obtain the wages you likely deserve. Contact Attorneys Jason Knutson or Breanne Snapp at Habush Habush & Rottier by calling 608-255-6663 and discussing your unique situation.