Companies Should Take Total Responsibility For All Contract Workers

768 Words Oct 5th, 2015 4 Pages
The incessant cases between companies and its employees has raised controversial issues on whether companies should take total responsibility for all contract workers, even if they do not employ them directly. Some people argue that wages will move high, and companies will be driven to bankruptcy if they employ workers directly, and bargain with unionized employees. Others opposed that companies have purposely moved work to temporal agencies, and designated them as, franchisees, subcontractors, and independent contractors, in order to reap substantial benefits. After analyzing responses from both sides on this issue, I have come to the conclusion that Companies should take full responsibility for all contract workers, even if they do not employ them directly.
For the causes of earning bigger profits, minimizing risk, and accountability, companies have driven a lot of workers to death through depression and emotional distress. Workers have been cheated and marginalized by companies that are unwilling to pay workers benefits such as overtime pay, health insurance, unemployment, sick time, etc. According to Ruth Milkman, a professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, and the co-author of Unfinished Business.“ Many companies also reap substantial savings by employing workers they label ‘independent contractors’” (2015). This concept allows companies to refuse their responsibility for employees who suffer from workers wages theft by this so-called “Independent…

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