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 13:11:29 -0700

I think this is a potential grey area the court is going to
end up ruling on (whether the "exception" applies only to
the details of the work description or to the "paid on an
hourly basis" part of the description).

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>

> The definition of "employee in the computer software field" states,
> "an
> employee in the computer software field who is paid on an hourly basis
> shall
> be exempt."
> This part of the exemption law only applies to *hourly* employees in
> the
> computer software *field*. This does not mean that somebody must work
> with
> a computer software company.
> This rule extends the current exemption law to hourly (as opposed to
> salaried) employees, but this rule excludes technical writers.
> The exception to the exemption law does not apply to Hoenemier if she
> is
> earning a fixed salary.


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