OT Exempt Ruling A Boon To Calif. Computer Cos.

Law360, New York (April 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In Combs v. Skyriver Communications, 159 Cal.App.4th 1242 (January 2008), a California appellate court upheld a ruling that a start-up Company’s Director of Network Operations was exempt from overtime pay requirements under the administrative exemption.

During the relevant period, Skyriver Communications (“Skyriver”) was a start-up wireless broadband Internet service provider, and utilized an Internet network to sell its broadband services to customers.

Mark Combs joined Skyriver in June 2001, and held the position of Director of Network Operations, becoming one of a small number of employees...
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