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  •  Not just construction (3+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, JerryNA, Oh Mary Oh

    Right now Texas is looking at contract workers,but over the past 10 years a lot of wages and taxes has been lost because of tech firms classifying workers as contract.  When I do contract, I am in control of my time and actions.  May firms have been sued because contract workers are required to be at work, and are supervised, exactly like regular employees.  They are often paid the same, which means they are paid less due to being responsible for FICA.  I think there have been suits in California and New York.

    Likewise tech forms are importing workers en masse.  This is often done through consulting and contracting companies.  Not only is there no indication that these workers are being paid prevailing wages, many of these workers are, in effect, indentured servants as the sponsoring companies control their.  These workers are not like US workers who can leave and find other work if they are abused.  They would many times have to leave the country.

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