- Issue: Overtime pay improperly denied
On January 10, 2013, a former Hewlett-Packard Company ("HP") employee filed a class action lawsuit charging that HP has a common practice of misclassifying its technical support workers as exempt and failing to pay them for all overtime hours worked in violation of federal overtime pay laws.
HP employs several thousand technical support workers nationwide. Many of these employees worked at smaller companies, such as Autonomy, Palm, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), 3Com, ArcSight, and 3PAR, that have been acquired by HP in recent years.
This lawsuit seeks fair compensation for the thousands of HP technical workers who form the backbone of the company. Their tireless overtime work, which we allege has been unpaid, has helped fuel HP's success.
Types of HP Workers Allegedly Deprived Overtime Pay
The lawsuits seeks to include all HP technical support workers, such as those in the following titles:
- Technical Solutions Consultants,
- Technical Solutions Representatives,
- Technical Support Engineers, and
- Senior Technical Support Engineers,
- among others
These employees are responsible for installing, maintaining, and/or supporting computer software and hardware.
The lawsuit alleges that these workers were misclassified as exempt from receiving overtime pay in violation of federal and state law. The lawsuit seeks to recover back overtime pay for hours over 40 worked by these employees nationwide during the past several years.
Contact Lieff Cabraser
Current and former HP employees who perform hardware or software installation, maintenance, or support work that wish to submit a complaint, report their work experiences, or learn more about the lawsuit should use the form below to contact an employment lawyer at Lieff Cabraser.
Or you may call us toll-free at 1-800-541-7358 and ask to speak to attorney Marc Pilotin.