Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Janice Gelb" <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 17:13:34 -0700

I think Lauren is confusing "independence" as it applies
to 1099 contractors (the ability to choose projects, work
methods, place of work) with "independent judgement"
as it applies to professional employees (analyzing
situations, comparing and evaluating possible courses
of action and implementing them within the scope of
assigned projects with minimal or no direction or

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Janice Gelb" <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
> I'm not sure I understand this distinction: this is not
> specific to TWs. Almost no one who is getting paid a
> salary by a company has total autonomy. Engineers and
> programmers, who are clearly covered by the statute, are
> also told "here is a project, here is its scope and your
> deliverables, and here is your deadline."


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