HR Management & Compliance

Software Employees Win $27.5 Million Overtime Settlement

Siebel Systems Inc. has
agreed to shell out up to $27.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit
charging that the company violated the California Labor Code and Wage Orders by
classifying software engineers as exempt from overtime and not paying overtime
hours worked. The suit, filed by Michael Lin, also alleged that the company
illegally prohibited workers from discussing their compensation with co-workers
and didn’t provide accurate wage statements. The settlement covers about 800
employees with the job titles “software engineer” or “senior software engineer”
who worked in Seibel’s California offices,
including in Emeryville and San Mateo,
between 2000 and 2005. Class members will receive average payments of $27,000.


The HR Management & Compliance Report: How To Comply with California Wage & Hour Law, explains everything you need to know to stay in compliance with the state’s complex and ever-changing rules, laws, and regulations in this area. Coverage on bonuses, meal and rest breaks, overtime, alternative workweeks, final paychecks, and more.