S.1747 - Computer Professionals Update Act

A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to modify provisions relating to the exemption for computer systems analysts, computer programmers, software engineers, or other similarly skilled workers. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to modify provisions relating to the exemption for computer systems analysts, computer programmers, software engineers, or other similarly skilled workers. as introduced.
  • Short: Computer Professionals Update Act as introduced.
  • Short: CPU Act as introduced.

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Kay Hagan

D-NC

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Official Summary

Computer Professionals Update Act or CPU Act - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to revise and expand the exemption from overtime and minimum wage requirements for any employee who is an analyst, computer programmer, software engineer, or other skilled worker. Extends the exemptio

Official Summary

Computer Professionals Update Act or CPU Act - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to revise and expand the exemption from overtime and minimum wage requirements for any employee who is an analyst, computer programmer, software engineer, or other skilled worker. Extends the exemption to any employee working broadly in a computer or information technology (IT) occupation, including but not limited to work related to computers, information systems, components, networks, software, hardware, databases, security, the Internet, intranet, or websites. Adds to the current occupations cited designer, developer, and administrator. Applies such exemption to IT professionals:
(1) whose primary duties include, among other things, network or database analysis, consulting with users, and directing the work or training of individuals performing such duties; and
(2) who are paid at a rate of at least $27.63 an hour (as under current law) or on a salary basis.

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Organizations Supporting S.1747

  • International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers
  • TechServe Alliance

Organizations Opposing S.1747

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • AFL-CIO
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • Economic Policy Institute
  • Communications Workers of America


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