Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 10:03:27 -0700

For the benefit of those on the list not in CA, here is how
the state defines "professional" exempt employees:

There is additional language specifically for an "employee
in the computer software field:"

I'm not familiar with the specifics of the Hoenemier lawsuit,
and am curious to see whether it's based on the argument
that she was not exercising "discretion and indepent judge-
ment" in the performance of her duties, or more broadly
that as a tech writer she was not doing "work requiring
knowledge of an advanced type" Sun's response appears
to claim that she was not doing either satisfactorily.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laura Lemay" <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
> This lawsuit was bound to happen eventually given that most tech
> companies were either unaware of or completely ignoring California's
> unusual computer professional labor laws. If there's a judgement
> against Sun it will have very far-reaching affects for tech writers in
> California and they probably won't be good.


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