Re: Question about pay rates

Subject: Re: Question about pay rates
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Michael Wyland <michael -at- sumptionandwyland -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2016 18:31:00 +0000 (UTC)

It just keeps getting better. Unemployed, ! -at- #%$ near broke, buried under a mountain of bills, having trouble finding a job, I come to this list to ask for some pointers about the current state of a job market which is unfamiliar to me, and this is what I get?

Who appointed you this board's legal speech proctor?

If you think I'm up to no good, sue me. Haul me into court, present convincing evidence that I am actually trying to convince other people to collude in illegally restricting competition instead of just asking for advice, get a judgment against me, and you can have every penny I got. Lucky you. If the court seizes everything I own and auctions it off, including the 14-year old truck with more than 320,000 miles on the odometer that I can't afford to replace, after the court deducts their costs in peforming the seizure and auction, you might get $14.78. Buy some champagne and celebrate your victory.

Have people in this country actually gotten so lawsuit-crazy that JUST ASKING FOR INFORMATION is now construed as evidence of criminal conspiracy?





On Wednesday, October 5, 2016 8:50 AM, Michael Wyland <michael -at- sumptionandwyland -dot- com> wrote:


To all:

Please be aware that, in the U.S., discussion of specific contracted pay rates and services within an industry group may be construed as price-fixing and therefore illegal under the Sherman Antitrust Act and/or the Clayton Act.

What is generally seen as OK? References to third-party compensation reporting surveys, websites, etc., and discussions of general fee ranges and methods of charging for services that do not invoke specific client arrangements.


Michael L. Wyland
Sumption & Wyland
818 South Hawthorne Avenue
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104-4537
(605) 336-0244

Web site:Â http://www.sumptionandwyland.com
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelwyland



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