Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Have You Seen Your Boss Today?

If you haven't, don't worry. But don't celebrate either. They are probably playing the 'hide from the staff and hope it all blows over' game this morning? The game officially begins with the coldsweat which accompanies noticing an article such as this morning's "Suits on Overtime Hitting Big Firms." Next, they read the article and learn,
"The suits stem from state and federal laws that require employers to pay time-and-a-half to workers who put in more than 40 hours a week. Salaried managers and independent contractors are exempt -- unless their salaries fall below a certain threshold. Exempt categories are carefully defined to prevent employers from simply using the titles for workers to avoid paying overtime.

...most of the biggest collective-action cases stem from the process of classifying who gets overtime and who is exempt. For big employers, an incorrect classification may involve hundreds of workers."
Cue lumps in throat, blotchy vision, and that vaguely dizzy feeling. Lock the door.

The game is afoot.


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