Staffing industry critic and film producer Dave Salario writes on Twitter that our post on federal workplace rule changes was misleading:
@StaffingTalk "hurting" is misleading. this study implies a more neutral affect for employees if orgs respond by changing pay structure— Temp Employees (@TempEmployees) April 11, 2016
Although the post didn't directly point out why workers were hurt by the rule changes, the implication was quite strong and would be apparent to most with staffing industry experience. If you employ or place people, you know that every hour you spend on administration is another hour not spent actually helping people.
When those hours pile up for the millions of employers involved, it amounts to a titanic misallocation of resources and money that could otherwise go, in part, to paying employees more or finding better work for them.
It's called the law of unintended consequences.