Computer workers may be excluded from overtime pay if they are labeled executives, administrators or professionals and meet the established criteria. True exemptions for computer employees are typically limited to “programmers” and “systems analysts.”
Computer employees as exempt executives
Computer employees may be exempt executives if they are:
- paid on a salary basis
- their duties are exempt executive duties. See Executives
- they supervise a particular type of employee (programmers) and “do” high level programming work.
Computer employees as exempt administrators
Computer employees may be exempt as administrators if they are:
Computer employees as exempt professionals
Computer employees whose duties qualify them for the professional exemption may be exempt.