Computer Services Personnel: Overtime Pay Under the Fair Labor Standards Act Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Computer Services Personnel: Overtime Pay Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Creator

  • Author: Whittaker, William G.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Domestic Social Policy Division

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2003-01-06

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), as amended, is the primary federal statute in the area of minimum wages and overtime pay. Through administrative rulemaking, the Secretary of Labor has established two tests through which to define eligibility under the Section 13(a)(1) exemption: a duties test and an earnings test. In the 106th Congress, legislation was introduced by Representatives Andrews and Lazio that would have increased the scope of the exemption: first, by expanding the range of exempt job titles, and then, through a relative reduction in the value of the earnings threshold or test. For example, were the minimum wage increased to $6.15 per hour, as pending proposals would do, the value of the computer services exemption threshold would be 4.5 times the federal minimum wage. Ultimately, neither bill was enacted, but the issue has re-emerged as H.R. 1545 (Andrews) and H.R. 546 (Quinn).
  • Physical Description: 17 pages.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Labor
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Information technology - Labor
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Overtime
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Technology

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: RL30537
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL30537 2003-01-06
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs5102