Steven M. Swirsky, a Member of the Firm, and Daniel J. Green, an Associate, in the Labor and Employment and Health Care and Life Sciences practices, in the firm’s New York office, were quoted in Corporate Counsel, in “Perks Backlash from Tech Companies’ Third-Party Vendors,” by Marlisse Silver Sweeney. (Read the full version — subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
Technology companies offer so many perks to their employees that entire Hollywood movies have been made highlighting this (see “The Internship”). But according to Steven Swirsky and Daniel Green in The National Law Review, it’s not really everyone working for these companies who benefit. Indeed, many of the larger tech companies outsource their noncore functions to third-party suppliers, and the employees of these suppliers aren’t getting free pizza and on-site dry cleaning.
“The different treatment of primary employees and ancillary workers employed by subcontractors has given rise to claims that the industry is divided into the ‘haves’ and the ‘have not’s’ and provoked a rising backlash among many workers,” explain the authors.
This article refers to Mr. Swirsky and Mr. Green’s blog post on Epstein Becker Green’s Management Memo.