New Wage/Hour Exemption for Computer Professionals

December 1, 1997 Advisory

One commonly overlooked aspect of the recent Small Business Jobs Protection Act is its creation of a new overtime exemption for certain computer professionals. The new exemption applies to those employees who earn at least $27.63 per hour and who fall within certain occupational categories and functional job descriptions set forth in the statute. The list includes systems analysts, programmers, and other computer professionals who are involved in system design.