Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?"

Subject: Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?"
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:17:25 -0700

Few people were aware of California Labor Code Â515.5(b)(5) prior to
the filing of Hoenemier v. Sun Microsystems in 2008 and Oracle paying
$5 million to settle the action in 2010.

http://ipbuzz.blogspot.com/2010/08/tech-writers-dilemma-exempt.html

Misclassifying employees as independent contractors is a much bigger
deal, and companies do it all the time, even some of the biggest
companies that have repeatedly been caught and fined. Here's just one
law firm's share of that action:

http://ckslaw.com/class-action-cases

I presume scofflaw companies calculate the risks and conclude that the
long-term cost lower than if they followed the law.

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 1:01 PM, Janoff, Steven
<Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
> Nah, it doesn't make sense. If it were that big a deal, more companies would be doing it. I suspect the NWU's efforts did very little, and the CLC provision is being legitimately avoided. I don't see these companies as scofflaws at all. No other state has this nonsense.
>
> Note from this that NWU cites 2000 as the effective year, not 2008 (maybe 2008 was when it got into the CLC) -- but also note what they say about 1099-based freelance contractors:
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"Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
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