UBS, one of the world’s largest financial services companies has agreed to pay $1.4 million to resolve an unpaid overtime class action. The case was brought on behalf of computer technicians who alleged they were paid a salary, and were misclassified as exempt employees, thus entitling them to unpaid overtime. Generally, computer help desk or computer customer service employees are entitled to be paid overtime, while programmers and code-writers are not. Many help desk or customer service employees are required to spend many hours working from home, or on smartphones at all hours of the night, responding to emergencies. Employees should be aware that if they bring a case for unpaid wages, they are protected against retaliation by their employer. For more information regarding employees being entitled to overtime, please contact Fitapelli & Schaffer for a free consultation.