Issue: Misclassification of IT workers
In 2005, Computer Sciences Corporation (“CSC”) settled a nationwide class and collective action lawsuit alleging that it had misclassified thousands of its information technology support workers as exempt from overtime pay under federal and state hour laws for $24 million.
Notwithstanding that settlement, a complaint filed on behalf of current and former CSC IT workers in 2014 by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel alleges that CSC misclassifies many information technology support workers as exempt even though they perform primarily nonexempt work. Plaintiffs are current and former CSC System Administrators assigned the primary duty of the installation, maintenance, and/or support of computer software and/or hardware for CSC clients.
On June 9, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Jane Bond Arterton granted plaintiffs’ motion for conditional certification, explaining that the plaintiffs met their burden of demonstrating that they and the potential plaintiffs were harmed by a common policy that allegedly violated the law.
The collective action consists of all persons employed by CSC nationwide from July 1, 2011 to the present as Associate Professional System Administrators, Professional System Administrators, or Senior Professional System Administrators, who earned less than $100,000 annually, and who were classified as exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (the “FLSA”).
Notice of the collective action has been provided to these workers by mail and email, and more than 1,000 workers have joined the case through this process.
On June 30, 2017, Judge Arterton granted plaintiffs’ motion for class certification for Associate Professional System Administrators and Professional System Administrators who worked in Connecticut between July 1, 2012 and the end of the lawsuit, or in California from July 1, 2010 through the end of the lawsuit.
Contact Lieff Cabraser
Current and former CSC employees with the titles of Associate Professional System Administrator, Professional System Administrator, or Senior Professional System Administrator who 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.