A proposed bill to strengthen our country’s technological infrastructure:
- Remove the exemption classification for IT workers.
- Mandate that any flexible hours worked outside of the normal shift in response to an incident or other business-driven trigger (“on-call” activation) is considered overtime hours, regardless if the regular minimums have been met
- Mandate that, if your regular shift is not during this period, any call after 10pm or on weekends must be paid at least 2x the normal hourly rate rather than the usual 1.5x
Businesses would fix their goddamn tech problems practically overnight, and we could all get some sleep.
That is all.