“A person who is furnished to the insured as a substitute to a permanent employee on leave or to meet seasonal or short-term workload conditions.” (Reynolds, 2002)”
Temporary employees are excluded from most employee benefit plans, and employers are not required to pay withholding, social security, taxes, insurance or other benefits for contract employees who qualify as independent contractors.” (Nowocki, 2002)
“Earlier in the day, Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff provided the Senate Judiciary Committee with the most detailed explanation to date of the administration’s plan to create a temporary worker program. Under the plan, foreign workers — including the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants already in the United States — could apply to work for three years. Each would be matched with an employer, provided with a biometric identification card to help track his or her whereabouts, and released in the country. But immigrants who are already living in the United States illegally would have to pay an unspecified fine before they could enter the program. They would also be dispatched to the back of the employment line, behind foreign nationals who followed the rules.” (Fears & Fletcher, 2005)

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