By all accounts, the use of temporary workers is a growing phenomenon for many businesses around the world. The rapid growth in contingent workforce populations has caused countries including Canada, UK, China, Japan, Brazil, and Singapore to pass new legislation protecting contingent workers from exploitation at the workplace.
While each of these countries has established different regulations to govern the use of temporary workers, what they all have in common is a recognition that these workers are a significant part of their overall workforce. We all recognize that policies are the formal expression of politics. Politicians pass laws that will get them re-elected by their constituents.
We have shared information regarding the policies that are established. The greater question is the political one. Until recently many nations prohibited the use of temporary workers. Economic conditions forced a change in policy. What does each policy say about the country’s position on their changing workforce? Are they embracing the use of temporary workers, or trying to suppress it? What can be concluded when a country’s laws only apply to workers who are citizens? In a future blog, we will explore the rights of foreign temporary workers. Until then, we welcome your thoughts.
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