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Proposed limits to overtime pay for IT workers could hamstring CIOs

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December 20, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Financial, Personnel
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A bill before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions that limits overtime pay for many computer professionals has been called out by some in the IT industry as another example of politicians putting corporate interests ahead of individual workers.

If passed, the Computer Professionals Update Act (CPU) would curtail overtime benefits for a large portion of IT employees currently covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Opponents say it could also potentially hamstring those CIOs who face a shortage of qualified IT workers.

Limiting overtime pay could increase IT labor costs if companies adopt a no-overtime policy for hourly workers who fit the bill’s criteria, worries John Lauderbach, CIO of Roche Bros. Supermarkets Inc.

via SearchCIO-Mindmarket, continued here.