Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 10:16:32 -0700



Gene Kim-Eng wrote:
> There is additional language specifically for an "employee
> in the computer software field:"
>
> http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/Glossary.asp?Button1=E#employee%20in%20the%20computer%20software%20field

The important part of that section is 5e:

> e. The employee is a writer engaged in writing material, including box labels,
product descriptions, documentation, promotional material, setup and
installation
instructions, and other similar written information, either for print or
for
onscreen media or who writes or provides content material intended to be
read by
customers, subscribers, or visitors to computer-related media such as
the World
Wide Web or CD-ROMS.
>

This is the tech writer and web designer clause that the National
Writer's Union fought to add to the 2002 computer professional section
of CA labor law. Tech writers are supposed to be explicitly non-exempt
in California. They almost never are.

This is the core of the the Hoenemier lawsuit.

Laura

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Follow-Ups:

References:
Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Eric J. Ray
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Rob Hudson
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Laura Lemay
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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