Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 20:48:57 -0700

Right, and that is essentially what the article says her suit
claims, that she does not fall under the professional exempt
rule because (a) she was required to work specific hours
not based on the needs of her actual work (her manager
made her come into the office Saturdays even though there
was no work just to put in hours) and (b) that she did not
exercise independent judgement in her work (implied from
Sun's response that she was not typical of other Sun writers
and required closer supervision because of her performance).

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
> If Hoenemier claims that in her work she is engaged in duties and
> "customarily and regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment in
> performing those duties," then she is exempt according to 515(a). In this
> case, she is better off saying that she lacks independent judgment in her
> job.


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