On January 24, 2006, current and former IBM technical support employees filed a class action lawsuit against IBM alleging it failed to pay overtime wages in violation of federal and state labor laws. The suit, entitled Rosenberg et al. v. IBM, was filed in federal court in San Francisco.
The complaint charges that IBM illegally treats its employees who install, maintain or support computer software or equipment as “exempt” under federal and state labor laws so it does not have to pay them overtime.
The proposed classes in the class action include current and former IBM technical support workers with the primary duties of installing, maintaining, or supporting computer software and/or hardware for IBM who were not paid for their overtime work because IBM wrongly classified these employees as exempt.
The plaintiffs asked the federal court to order IBM to pay technical employees for the overtime they have worked in the past, and to start paying overtime to employees who are eligible for it.
The plaintiffs were represented by Outten & Golden LLP along with a several other firms nationwide.
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