09 Oct Why programmers are not subject to protective labor laws
One of my readers wrote in to me with the following message:
Would you study and write about why programmers are not subject to the protective labor laws of society? When and how did the term salaried become coequal with slave? Look at the change in contracting laws where independent programmers were not accepted by corporations and the middlemen got the profit and the programmers got to be salary-slaves.
I asked Justin James, our Programming and Development blogger, if he would like to take a crack at covering this topic. He gladly agreed. Here is what Justin had to say:
There are a large number of underhanded and often illegal labor practices in the software development industry, and the abuse of “contractual” workers is amongst the most prevalent.
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