Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers

Subject: Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers
From: Ed <glassnet -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: beelia -at- pacbell -dot- net
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 18:53:48 -0500

Here is a quote from the page, which BTW doesn't mention Sun Micro.

"Technical writers are often misclassified by their California
employers as exempt from California's laws and regulations governing
overtime pay.

Most technical writers in California are entitled to receive one and
one-half hours' pay for each hour worked greater than eight in a day
or forty in a week, even if they are paid a salary."

Okay, I don't live or work in CA, but from what I've seen during the
last 30 years, it makes sense to be justly compensated for overtime.
There were/are/will be employers who will abuse the salaried work

Companies move entire operations off-shore, down south, whatever, to
avoid the law, cut costs, and replace you.

Make hay while the sun shines.

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 2:24 PM, beelia <beelia -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> You all may remember that a tech writer sued Sun Micro, contending that she
> had not been paid for all hours worked.
> Now it appears this has gone to class action:
> There has been some discussion on this topic before, but now that writers
> are being solicited to join the class action suit, I think it would be a
> good idea to re-open the question.
> I personally do not want to be an hourly employee, and I think this is step
> backwards for our profession.
> What do you all think?

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