RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: <tgkohn -at- aol -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 09:24:21 -0700

Thanks for the information. I'm sure the lawyers and the court will
consider this NY decision, but I wonder how the CA Labor Code with its
hourly computer software employee exemption and technical writer exception
will factor in this case.


> From: tgkohn -at- aol -dot- com

> A late addition to the many posts, I know, but it comes from
> first-hand experience.
> I am a technical editor (AKA writer) whose classification was
> changed from D43 (exempt) in August 2007 to a
> then-unclassified non-exempt position. This reclassification
> occurred as the result of a class-action lawsuit that was
> decided "in favor" of the technical writers, heard in the
> State of New York. The general circumstances were the same as
> the case that recently received so much interest here, except
> that a takeover by another company did not initiate the lawsuit.


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