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Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 545

by beamdriver (#48540913) Attached to: Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

It's important to note that this is a clear violation of the exempt employee rule.

With some exceptions, the base pay of a salary basis employee may not be reduced based on the "quality or quantity" of work performed (provided that the employee does "some" work in the work period). This usually means that the base pay of a salary basis employee may not be reduced if s/he performs less work than normal, if the reason for that is determined by the employer. For example, a salary basis pay employee's base pay may not be reduced if there is "no work" to be performed (such as for a plant closing or slow period), and a salary basis employee's base pay may not be reduced for partial day absences. However, employers may "dock" the base pay of salary basis employees in full day increments, for disciplinary suspensions, or for personal leave, or for sickness under a bona fide sick leave plan (as for example if the employee has run out of accrued sick leave).

If the company is regularly doing this, employees classified as exempt could turn around and sue for unpaid overtime wages.

Comment: Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (Score -1, Flamebait) 392

The Republicans controlled congress until 2007.

In case you missed that, let me say it again.

THE REPUBLICANS CONTROLLED CONGRESS UNTIL FUCKING 2007!!!

It takes some kind of serious disconnect to blame things that happened in Congress on members of the party that were OUT OF POWER WHEN IT HAPPENED.

+ - Are LG Smart TV's Spying On Their Owners?

Submitted by beamdriver
beamdriver (554241) writes "While playing with his LG Smart TV, DoctorBeet, a UK computer enthusiast, stumbled across the fact that the device was silently logging what channels he was watching and sending that data back to the South Korean company so it could better target him with advertisements.

After analyzing network traffic, DoctorBeet concluded that his TV was reporting information about his viewing habits back to LG regardless of whether he had the system option "Collection of watching info" enabled or not."

Comment: Re:Profit (Score 4, Insightful) 227

The building would need extensive renovation for it to be suitable for use.

Chief among these would be the addition of central air conditioning, but I would assume that a building that old would also need a good deal of electrical and structural work, asbestos removal, etc.

At this time, the ads bring in more revenue than rent would, so there's no reason to invest the money.

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