Blog Wage and HourA class action lawsuit has been filed against Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) alleging the Palo Alto-company did not accurately classify its technical support staff as exempt and did not compensate them for all overtime hours worked in breach of federal overtime regulations.  HP staffs several thousand technical support workers through many of its acquired subsidiaries like Autonomy, Palm, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), 3Com, ArcSight, and 3PAR. 

The complaint states that the titles of the support staff vary.  Here is a list of possible titles of positions: Technical Solutions Consultants, Technical Solutions Representatives, Technical Support Engineers, and Senior Technical Support Engineers, among others, are accountable for maintaining computer software and hardware.

The complaint is asking the court to compensate HP technical support workers for back overtime pay during the past several years.  The lawsuit was filed in United States District Court in San Francisco, California.