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Jury Finds Computer Sciences Corporation Failed to Pay Overtime to Over 1000 System Administrators

On December 20, 2017, following a two-week trial in front of the Honorable Janet Bond Arterton of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, a jury found that Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), a provider of information technology (IT) services to large corporations and government agencies, misclassified over 1000 Associate Professional and Professional System Administrators as exempt from overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, California law, and Connecticut law, and as a result only paid them a flat salary regardless of how many hours they worked. The jury’s verdict in the case, Joseph Strauch et al. v. Computer Sciences Corporation, No. 3:14-cv-956 (JBA) (D. Conn.), means that CSC now has to compensate these System Administrators for their unpaid overtime. Todd Jackson and Genevieve Casey of Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow LLP represented the class of System Administrators at trial alongside co-counsel from Outten & Golden and Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP. Now the case proceeds to a damages phase, where the court will determine how much CSC owes each class member. For more information on the lawsuit, please visit