Friday, 15 December 2017

Company Called Police on Injured Undocumented Employee Rather Than Pay Work Comp

quote [ Florida construction companies allegedly have a pattern of hiring undocumented immigrants, then calling authorities on injured employees rather than paying for workers’ compensation. This all got covered in a yearlong investigation by The Naples Daily News. ]

Let me get this straight...

This company knowingly hired an illegal, but apparently our laws on this are so weak they brazenly can admit they hired an illegal in order to get him deported so they don't have to pay him?

Anyone in Florida want to take a moment to tell their governor how fucked up that is?

Rick Scott - (850) 717-9337
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Sad]
[by kylemcbitch@5:41pmGMT]


steele said @ 6:46pm GMT on 15th Dec [Score:1 Insightful]
Rick Scott is a crook who would support something like this. :(
HoZay said @ 7:41pm GMT on 15th Dec
And he was reelected. Thanks, Florida voters!
mechanical contrivance said @ 6:59pm GMT on 15th Dec
It makes perfect sense. Companies can save a lot of money by hiring illegal immigrants. But if an immigrant is unable to work, they're useless to us so we kick them out of the country.
mechavolt said @ 12:26am GMT on 16th Dec
satanspenis666 said @ 12:31am GMT on 16th Dec
Unfortunately, this isn't just limited to FL. This is a common occurrence is many States.
kylemcbitch said @ 12:40am GMT on 16th Dec
True, but in this case we have blatant admission out in the light of day.
spleen23 said @ 3:31am GMT on 16th Dec
Yes, we have a blatant admission that if you are a illegal alien you don't get the rights that have been earned by citizens, including workers rights.

Why is this news?
iosef said[3] @ 3:53am GMT on 16th Dec [Score:4 Underrated]
This creates a perverse incentive for companies to seek out and preferentially hire undocumented workers. Companies can pay them less and ignore any and all labor laws in their treatment of undocumented workers because the workers have no legal recourse. This also has the effect of driving down wages and labor standards even for the native workers.

This situation is best remedied by requiring companies to obey labor laws with undocumented workers, including paying out worker's comp. If this is not implemented, then employers will never face any meaningful consequences for this behavior and it will continue unabated.
spleen23 said @ 12:43pm GMT on 16th Dec
both parties are in the wrong here, the situation can also be remedied by the illegal immigrants simply not taking a job in a country they aren't citizens of. Paying out worker's comp to illegal aliens just means they aren't facing their own meaningful consequences for their behavior and it will continue unabated as well.
hellboy said @ 1:57pm GMT on 16th Dec [Score:2 Insightful]
That's true, the starving person who steals a loaf of bread could just choose to starve to death.
spleen23 said @ 7:46pm GMT on 16th Dec
or even better, not move to a place with a plan to steal bread
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:50pm GMT on 16th Dec
They're not stealing at all. They're working.
spleen23 said @ 2:30am GMT on 17th Dec
Tell it to the guy that started the analogy
hellboy said @ 4:42am GMT on 16th Dec [Score:2]
Human rights are earned by being human.
spleen23 said @ 12:33pm GMT on 16th Dec
Right up until they cost money, then they have to be part of a system that the humans wanting their right are a recognized part of and supporting.
hellboy said @ 1:56pm GMT on 16th Dec
Worker's comp is paid into by the employer, not the employee (most of whom would be very glad to be "part of the system").
spleen23 said @ 7:49pm GMT on 16th Dec
And the employer is paying worker's comp just out the goodness of their hearts all on their own rather then being required by the larger system?
milkman666 said @ 4:50pm GMT on 16th Dec
You're right. They should declare amnesty and fast track their citizenship. As it stands these people are being exploited to the detriment of american workers and for the benefit of management. Personally i think its a shitheel move to say human rights exist as long as i consider you cost neutral. Hell in this case these people are demonstrably subsidizing housing and real estate speculation by virtue of their discounted labor.

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