How employees are fighting back against sharp practice by employers in the states

19 11 2008

Should You Get Paid While Your Computer Boots? is an article on slashdot that comments on the recent trends in the USA for employers to try and dodge paying people while they are at work by claiming that waiting while a computer boost is not working time.

This was sparked by legal blog that covered the court cases that some employees are taking against their employers that are trying to get them to do unpaid work at the start and end of shifts to boot and shut down pc’s which in some companies amounts to an extra 1/2 and hour a day unpaid labour.

I hope that this is one of those crappy HR practices that do not make it across the pond but i’me sure some bean counter is gearing up to screw 1/2 an hours work out of some poor buggers.

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2 responses

19 11 2008
John

Aha – finally the business case for Vista becomes clear… every licence bought helps you pay your staff a bit less.

20 11 2008
Peppone

nah its just crap mangement of the systems used in call centres

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