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    shouldn’t there be over time?


    by emplymint ·

    I am just wondering how many IT admins are on salary but not getting over time? Has anyone been told they are not entitled because they are on salary?

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    • #2685344

      Employee classifications

      by thechas ·

      In reply to shouldn’t there be over time?

      In the US, an IT Administrator position is most likely a salaried Exempt job.

      If you manage other employees, I can almost guarantee that it is an exempt class position.

      As a general rule, if you are paid a fixed salary for your job, you are not eligible for overtime pay.
      Most exceptions are at the whim of the employer.

      Now, if you are docked if you work less than 40 hours in a week;
      Your job does not involve managing others;
      Your job does not require a 4 year degree;
      And, you have no control over scheduling your time, your job may not meet the requirements for a salaried position.

      Then, under the new overtime rules, if your base salary is over $65,000, your employer does not have to pay overtime either.

      Basically, a Technician paid by the hour is likely eligible for overtime pay.

      An Administrator or manager is most likely not required to be compensated for overtime.


      • #2670620

        Good question

        by dc_guy ·

        In reply to Employee classifications

        America’s reluctance to pay overtime leads to a reluctance to track overtime. This leads to an inability to be able to discern how much time was expended on a project. This leads to an inability to determine whether an organization (or an entire country) is becoming more productive, less productive, or staying the same. We can’t tell whether new tools, methodologies, attitudes, or training have any impact. The other problem with not recording overtime is that we become blind to the fact that overtime is actually counterproductive. Almost any employee (with extremely few exceptions) who works more than 40 hours for more than three weeks becomes less productive than when they started. Quality drops so badly that it takes more time to correct errors than it takes to commit them. I believe that America’s refusal to acknowledge and track overtime is one of the things that will bring about our downfall. One reason that our software is so full of defects is that our programmers are worked to death.

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