Employment Law

HP Technical Workers Overtime

Issue: Overtime pay improperly denied

HP Class Action Lawsuit / Hewlett Packard Class Action Lawsuit

The class action lawsuit charged that HP has a common practice of misclassifying certain HP employees as exempt from overtime, thereby failing to pay them for all hours worked in violation of federal and state overtime pay laws.

Plaintiffs asserted claims under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act on behalf of persons employed by HP at any time from January 10, 2010 up to the present in the following positions:

  1. Technical Solutions Consultants in the (a) Enterprise Group – Customer Solutions Center, (b) HP Software Support Delivery / IMBU Support, and/or (c) HP Software Enterprise Security Products organizations; and
  2. Field Technical Support Consultants in the (a) Enterprise Group – TS AMS Signage – US, and/or (b) Printing and Personal System – Graphics Solutions Business organizations.

On April 8, 2016, the Court denied Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification. Read the court’s order here.

On July 13, 2016, the Court granted HP’s motion to de-certify the collective action. Read the court’s order here.

If you were formerly part of the conditionally certified collective action, your involvement in this lawsuit has ended. You are not required to do anything at this time unless you wish to pursue an individual claim against HP for its alleged failure to pay overtime. If you do not do so, any claims you might have for overtime pay will be lost. In order to file your own claims, you should consult a lawyer at your own expense. Any lawsuit must be filed within the applicable statute of limitations.