RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Gene Kim-Eng'" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 13:57:35 -0700

> From: Gene Kim-Eng

> 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).

What part is grey?

The law,
uter%20software%20field, states,

"Except as provided below in paragraph 5, an employee in the computer
software field who is paid on an hourly basis shall be exempt under the
professional exemption."

The "professional exemption" is the clause that states which employees
cannot receive overtime compensation.

The purpose of this law is to extend the professional exemption to IT
employees who are "paid on an hourly basis."

This extension does not apply to technical writers because they are excepted
in "paragraph 5."



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