RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 15:32:41 -0600

Lauren wrote:

> > From: Combs, Richard
> > 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.
> Read the law that was linked previously again. There is an exemption
> the
> *overtime* law (LC 510) that applies to hourly workers who earn no
> than
> $36 per hour (this year's rate adjustment), *except* technical

Oops, sorry. When you used the word "exempt," I thought the context was
the classification of employees as exempt or non-exempt. I'm not
familiar with California law, so I didn't realize they use the same term
in a different but related context. (Which is a bad idea, if you ask me
:-) You can end up talking about "the exemption that applies to
non-exempt employees," and people are bound to get confused).

Anyway, in the immortal words of Emily Littela, "Oh. That's different.
Never mind."


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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