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IT giant CSC screwed its 1,000 sysadmins out of their overtime – jury

Dec 23, 2017 / Media Coverage
DXC to appeal verdict after court heard biz giant deliberately shortchanged staff Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) “willfully” misclassified 1,000 of its system administrators to avoid paying the techies overtime. On Wednesday, a jury in Connecticut, USA, found in favor of staff who had brought 11 claims of labor law violations against the IT services provider. Their class-action lawsuit, launched in 2014, accused the multinational giant of failing to pay mandatory overtime. During the three-year legal battle in Connecticut and California, CSC merged with the Enterprise Services business...
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Plaintiffs Notch Trial Win in Overtime Wage Fight Against IT Provider

Dec 23, 2017 / Media Coverage
A judge will soon determine how much the class of nearly 1,000 current and former IT professionals will receive in monetary damages from Computer Sciences Corp. A nine-person federal jury in New Haven ruled unanimously late Wednesday that a leading multinational IT provider failed to pay overtime to about 1,000 system administrators.
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Federal Jury Rules Against DXC; Lawsuit Demanding Overtime Pay Could Force Changes In How IT Workers Are Classified And Paid

Dec 21, 2017 / Media Coverage
IT systems integrators and solution providers may be re-reading their HR manuals now that a group of former CSC (now DXC Technology) systems admins has notched a victory in federal court claiming their company willfully misclassified and underpaid its employees. In a decision that could have repercussions for the way IT services firms classify and compensate employees, a federal jury in Connecticut has ruled that Computer Sciences Corp. denied overtime pay to salaried systems administrators nationwide. The New Haven, Conn., jury decided Wednesday that CSC had "wrongly and willfully denied...
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Jury Finds IT Co. Misclassified Workers As OT Exempt

Dec 21, 2017 / Media Coverage
A jury on Wednesday ruled in favor of current and former employees of information technology services company Computer Sciences Corp. who claimed in Connecticut federal court that they were misclassified as exempt from overtime compensation. According to a minute entry, after two days of deliberation, the jury handed down a verdict “unanimously” for the employees, who alleged that CSC classified certain so-called system administrators as exempt from overtime pay under federal and state law, when in fact they should have been classified as non-exempt and paid overtime when they worked more...
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Jury concludes IT firm knowingly denied workers overtime pay

Dec 21, 2017 / Media Coverage
When Vernon Carre joined Computer Sciences Corp. in 2009 as a systems administrator, his assumption was it would be a standard, 40-hour-a-week position. It wasn’t until he was months into the job that his manager brought up his required “on-call” week. For one week every two months, he would have to be on call 24 hours a day for the entire week, able to log into the network to address a customer’s problem within 15 minutes. He never received a dollar of overtime pay, he says. “I basically said goodbye to my friends and got all the groceries I needed for the week,” said Carre, now 68, who left...
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Connecticut Jury Finds Tech Support Workers Were "Willfully" Unpaid By Computer Sciences Corporation

Dec 21, 2017 / Press Release
Class Action Lawsuit Accused Leading Multinational IT Provider of Failing to Pay Overtime to Systems Administrators NEW HAVEN, CT – A federal jury ruled late Wednesday that Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), which recently merged with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services to form DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), wrongly and willfully denied overtime pay to approximately 1,000 current and former technology support workers around the country. After deliberating over two days, the Connecticut jury unanimously rejected CSC’s claim that its System Administrators in the “Associate Professional” and “...
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