Employment Law

IBM Overtime Pay

Result: $65 million settlement, a record amount in overtime litigation involving IT workers
Year: 2007

Rosenburg, et al. v. IBM

In July 2007, the Court granted final approval to a $65 million settlement of a class action suit by current and former technical support workers for IBM seeking unpaid overtime.

The settlement constitutes a record amount in litigation seeking overtime compensation for employees in the computer industry.

Plaintiffs alleged that IBM illegally misclassified its employees who install or maintain computer hardware or software as “exempt” from the overtime pay requirements of federal and state labor laws.