Activision sued for overtime pay
The center of the suit brought on by a former Activision animator calls into question the company's classification of digital artists as "exempt" from overtime pay and is therefore asking for restitution for unpaid overtime. Thomas Urmy, an attorney for the plaintiff, said, "Activision's Computer Graphics employees, who work many overtime hours to produce Activision's profitable videogames, fully deserve to be paid all the overtime compensation to which they are entitled under the law." Also according to Mr. Urmy, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. is under fire for similar overtime compensation failures and faces its own pending lawsuit in California court.
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