Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 11:47:35 -0400

The "exempt issue" is hitting all industries and many companies are
changing their policies and their job level/title exempt statuses to
best fit the literal legal requirements. I'm seeing many jobs that
once were exempt now changing to non-exempt.

Good? Bad?

No, different. Non-exempt statuses carry their own problems,
complications and pitfalls.

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Eric J. Ray <ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com> wrote:
> Interesting:
> From the article:
> <quote>
> Class action overtime lawsuit filed against Sun Microsystems
> Article Launched: 05/14/2008 06:03:13 PM PDT
> Dani Hoenemier says she worked long days as a technical writer for Sun
> Microsystems, sometimes spending over 60 hours a week at her computer
> when the company was preparing a new product release.
> Sun's technical writers may earn salaries of $100,000 a year, but they
> don't get overtime pay for the extra hours, according to Hoenemier's
> attorney, who is challenging the company's practice of treating
> Hoenemier and about 300 other writers as exempt from state labor laws
> governing overtime and breaks.
> </quote>
> And it continues....

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