An overtime suit arising from misclassification of technical writers as exempt has been settled for $5 million.  Technical writers claimed that Sun Microsystems had misclassified them as exempt from overtime requirements and had failed to pay them for time they worked when they were supposed to be taking meal breaks. 

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime is one of the most frequent violations of the overtime law. If you have been misclassified or have not been paid the overtime you are owed, contact Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076.

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