April 21, 2004

IT Workers Not Eligible for Overtime

Stick it to us one more time - Yeeaaaggghhh!!! From Slashdot comes this link to a story in the San Diego Union Tribune : bq. Democrats are challenging the Bush administration's overtime pay overhaul, saying many white-collar workers will lose premium pay despite election-year promises that the effects will be minimal. bq. The new regulations, which were previewed Tuesday and will take effect in 120 days, specify a number of white-collar jobs that will be exempt from overtime pay eligibility. They include pharmacists, funeral directors, embalmers, journalists, financial services industry workers, insurance claims adjusters and human resource managers. Others are management consultants, executive and administrative assistants, dental hygienists, physician assistants, accountants and chefs. bq. Even athletic trainers with degrees or specialized training, computer system analysts, programmers and software engineers generally will be exempt. bq. "The devil is in the details, and we just got the details," said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who led Senate opposition to the earlier version of the proposed regulations. As much good as Bush is doing on the war against terror, he has seriously fumbled a bunch of stuff at home. Bush is far beyond Kerry as presidential material so he will definitely get my vote this time around but if the Dems had a decent candidate this time, it would be a tossup. Posted by DaveH at April 21, 2004 10:41 AM