Workers employed in the field of information technology (IT) often operate at 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. The wages you have been denied may add up to a substantial amount, and filing a claim against your employer may be the only way to secure the wages you have been denied.
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:
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.
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. Find out how Jason Knutson at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you by calling 608-255-6663 and discussing your unique situation.