Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit?

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 10:10:36 -0700

The logic behind this explanation escapes me. Most
"consutling businesses" are either individuals working
1099, in which case the OT provisions of the labor code
don't apply to them at all, or are W2 employees of temp
agencies, in which case having employees who aren't
eligible for OT benefits the agency (imagine being able
to bill your clients by the hour but not having to pay your
W2 temps OT).

I've only worked one W2 contract gig in my entire career
(back in 1992), and I was fully aware that I was supposed
to be paid OT if I worked hours over 40 per week (there
were none). A W2 gig with no benefits and none of the
self-employment deductions of a 1099 would have to have
a rate well in excess of any of the historic thresholds for
me to be willing to take it.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Darcy Rumbold" <darcyrumbold -at- gmail -dot- com>
>Interestingly, it was again the NACCB who was behind reducing the
>professional exemptions hourly threshold reduction by 14 dollars, which
>SB 929. It states that

> I don't know about you, but I find 14 dollars per hours too steep. My
> guess
> is that noone opposed this law because most workers are completely
> unaware
> that they are supposed to get overtime.


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