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Employees sue over Windows Vista

A number of U.S. companies that have rolled out Windows Vista are being sued by staff claiming they have lost out on overtime pay due to time spent waiting for the operating system to boot up and shut down.

An article on the Register reports that employees paid by the hour are only clocked into PC-based time keeping systems once they have logged in - a process that takes as long as 15 minutes thanks to Windows Vista's long boot cycle.

At the end of the day, workers clock out again, but wait without pay while the computer logs off.

A Nevada-based law practitioner said in the report that employees are losing up to two hours of pay per week, and that damages could run into millions of dollars over a three-year period.

Probably not the most telecoms-related story you'll read this week, although AT&T is one of the companies named in the lawsuit.

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