The topic is actually why employers are leaving America, but everybody likes to talk “jobs, jobs, jobs” these days. But, when the business operators leave, the jobs do go elsewhere, to other people, more willing to work them.
Our governments (at multiple levels) are making it harder and harder to just get the job done. From the inbox today of an employment lawyer, here is one more absurd example.
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With the ADAAA’s [Americans' With Disabilities Amendments Act] final regulations, new physical and mental impairments are considered disabilities, including impairments related to an employee’s mood and emotional state. This has opened the floodgates to new litigation, employee demands, and workplace conflict.”
Thank you federal government. Thank you congress. Why didn’t you veto this absurdity, Mr. President?
Hard reality: many Americans just don’t want to work. They are enabled by politicians who hire no one, manufacture nothing, and do no business at all, but who tell everyone else how they must conduct business.
Under the new amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act, employers can find themselves liable if they:
–replace a worker who takes off whenever he “feels like” he cannot work;
–attempt to explain so-and-so’s absence to the co-workers who are actually picking up the missing guy’s load;
–are held by a jury to have incorrectly assessed whether an employer could do the job.
This is another form of vote-buying “candy” from congress: it’s a way for politicians to show everyone how much they care—at someone else’s expense.
This also represents the more subtle takeover by government of the private workplace. ”You can still own your business (even though you didn’t build it); it’s just that we tell you how to run it and fine you if we don’t like how you do it.”
Republicans are responsible for this farce, too.
People don’t start businesses to become rehab centers. They start businesses to try to make a living, and to build a living for their families.