RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Stephen Arrants" <steve -at- mbfbioscience -dot- com>
To: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 08:54:18 -0400

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> Behalf Of Lauren
> As the law is currently, consultants in the computer software field,
> except
> technical writers, will earn their hourly rate for every hour worked
> and be
> exempt from collecting overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 8
> day
> or 40 per week. Technical writers will still collect overtime, which
> is
> usually 1.5 times the hourly rate for hours over 8 per day or 40 per
> week.

The law only applies to W-2 workers. Freelancers, consultants, and
others paid
On a 1099 basis aren't covered by the wage and hour laws as a rule.


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