A computer programmer has sued Dell Computers under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act claiming she was misclassified as exempt from overtime pay requirements. Cherie Ross claims that her job title of programmer/analyst is misleading and that she actually performs the job duties of a payroll mainframe support technician, has no supervisory responsibilities, exercises no discretionary decision-making authority and simply executes a number of data entry tasks in accordance with strict company guidelines. The suit was filed in federal district court in Texas.
Source: Southeast Texas Record
Misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime pay requirements is a frequent violation of federal and Kentucky state law. An employee's job title and being paid a salary does not mean that the employee is exempt from overtime. If you have questions about your entitlement to overtime pay, contact Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076.