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"Indentured employertude"

"Coyote" (Warren Meyer) coins a new term to describe European-style labor laws that replace employment at will with employee rights of tenure (see Mar. 20 on the Paris labor-law riots). Actually, it's worse than that -- "indentured" would suggest that the employer can hope some day to graduate out of the servitude, but the hapless French employer would seem to be on the hook forever.

Meyer also asks a question about workers' comp laws: since they were intended to resolve workplace injuries without lawyers, why exactly have lawyers managed to muscle their way back in, especially in states like Florida?



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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