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Tech Support Workers Willfully Underpaid By Computer Sciences Corporation

Federal Ruling Advances $30m Computer Sciences Corp. Overtime & Damages Payout

As reported by Law360 (subscription), systems administrators at Computer Sciences Corporation are on track to receive approximately $30 million in damages and unpaid overtime after Judge Janet Bond Arterton of the Connecticut “resolved a series of remedies questions left open after their December jury win.” Judge Arterton noted that CSC must pay the class the value of years of overtime worked at 1.5 their regular wage amount instead of a lower, fluctuating work-week rate. The Judge stated there was no doubt that CSC had failed to pay the workers the extra amount when they worked over 40 hours per week.

Lieff Cabraser serves as co-counsel to the plaintiffs in the case. Outten & Golden’s Jahan Sagafi noted Judge Arterton’s ruling eliminates a “powerful incentive for companies to misclassify workers as exempt and require them to work as many hours as possible.”