There are pros and cons to going with an hourly wage versus salary. One of the good things about an hourly wage is that you’re eligible for overtime. But if you work in a big corporate environment and you work with computers everyday, you may be in for a pay cut.
This week, news of several new lawsuits appeared from employees of big corporate companies. The employees are suing their respective employers for cutting their pay due to computer startup and reboot times. Essentially, the time you spend starting your computer or restarting it, for any reason, is accumulated and deducted from your pay.
The employees argue that this is highly unreasonable, and that boot times are part of the working process. Reboots are even more so as they could be caused by software errors or just bad hardware.
Law firms are indicating that this new type of lawsuit is becoming more common. During a time when many companies are scaling back and tightening their belts, cost cuts are looked at from every possible angle.
Look out for washroom break lawsuits to come soon!
Read more at the National Law Journal.