Bill would limit overtime pay for high-tech employees

Proponents say law would prevent jobs from moving overseas

A controversial bill has been introduced that would limit the pay for many high-tech workers. 

The federal legislation, S. 1747: Computer Professionals Update Act, which U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, D-N.C., introduced in November 2011, would expand the types of technology workers who are not currently entitled to automatic overtime pay. Under the new bill, duties that would exclude high-tech workers include “securing, configuring, integrating and debugging computer systems,” Hagan said when she introduced the bill.


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