RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "'Combs, Richard'" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 17:29:47 -0400

Richard Combs wrote (in part):

> I think I agree, except that you've reversed exempt and non-exempt.
> Exempt means "exempt from the wage-hour laws," so it's the salaried
> workers that are exempt; hourly workers are non-exempt.

Well not exactly. Lauren is referring to the exemption from overtime pay
that applies to highly paid hourly employees, who are commonly referred
to as non-exempt employees. What she is saying is that tech writers
are excepted from the overtime exemption for highly paid non-exempt
employees. Clear as mud, just like the labor laws themselves.


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