Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 14:01:20 -0700

No, it does not. Federal law enacted specific requirements
under the FLSA that are nationwide. States cannot enact
requirments that undercut the federal, but are free to enact
requirements that enhance them. In the event that federal
and state requirements differ, whichever favors the worker
the most wins out. Companies with employees in multiple
states usually find it simpler to have a single set of rules
for all locations and only vary their pay rates and some
benefits to suit local markets, but there is nothing in federal
law that would prevent a company that was hell-bent on
burying itself in its own paperwork from having a different
set of employee rules and handbooks for every state.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
> tom -dot- kohn -at- kodak -dot- com wrote:
> The failure of logic from the legal advice to "move their technical
> writers out of the state" is that larger corporations typically have
> employees nationwide, sometimes worldwide, and that federal labor law
> would demand that all US-based employees be treated similarly.

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References:
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: tom . kohn
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Ned Bedinger

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