Nationwide Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit For HP Technical Workers Filed Today, Class Counsel Announce

  Nationwide Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit For HP Technical Workers Filed
  Today, Class Counsel Announce

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- January 10, 2013

Attorney Jahan C. Sagafi of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, and Adam
T. Klein of Outten & Golden LLP announced the filing today of a class action
lawsuit charging that Hewlett-Packard Company ("HP") (NYSE: HPQ) has a common
practice of misclassifying its technical support workers as exempt and failing
to pay them for all overtime hours worked in violation of federal overtime pay
laws. HP employs several thousand technical support workers nationwide. Many
of these employees worked at smaller companies, such as Autonomy, Palm,
Electronic Data Systems (EDS), 3Com, ArcSight, and 3PAR, that have recently
been acquired by HP.

“HP’s success and substantial revenue come from the hard work and long hours
of its technical support workers, who keep information technology
infrastructure up and running,” stated plaintiff Eric Benedict. “HP should not
be allowed to underpay these workers in violation of the law.”

Plaintiff’s counsel Jahan Sagafi noted, “This lawsuit seeks fair compensation
for the thousands of HP technical workers who form the backbone of the
company. Their tireless overtime work, which we allege has been unpaid, has
helped fuel HP’s success.”

HP’s technical support workers, who work in titles such as Technical Solutions
Consultants, Technical Solutions Representatives, Technical Support Engineers,
and Senior Technical Support Engineers, among others, are responsible for
installing, maintaining, and/or supporting computer software and hardware. The
lawsuit alleges that these workers were unlawfully denied overtime pay.

Current and former HP employees who perform hardware or software installation,
maintenance, or support work who wish to report their work experiences or
learn more about the lawsuit should visit The web page allows
witnesses and employees interested in protecting their rights to contact
plaintiffs’ counsel. A short video summarizing the case can also be seen on
YouTube at

The lawsuit, entitled Benedict v. Hewlett-Packard Company, Case No. 13-0119,
was filed in United States District Court in San Francisco, California.

About the law firms representing the employees

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP is a sixty-plus attorney law firm that
has represented plaintiffs nationwide since 1972. The firm has offices in San
Francisco, New York, and Nashville. Lieff Cabraser has a comprehensive and
diverse practice which includes representing employees in wage and hour class
action lawsuits seeking overtime pay. Since 2003, the National Law Journal has
selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs' law firms in the nation.
Learn more at

Outten & Golden LLP is a thirty-plus attorney firm with offices in New York,
Chicago, and Stamford, CT. O&G represents plaintiffs in a wide variety of
employment law matters, including national class and impact statutory
discrimination cases, major class-based wage and hour violations, and contract
negotiations. More information on the firm can be found at

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Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Jahan C. Sagafi, 415-956-1000
Outten & Golden LLP
Adam T. Klein, 212-245-1000
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