Sunday, April 4, 2010


Jason DeParle has an excellent article about Talx, which bills itself as providing "HR, Payroll, and Tax Management Solutions." In some cases, the solution seems to be creating onerous legal obstacles to unemployed people's legitimate requests for benefits:
“Talx often files appeals regardless of merits,” said Jonathan P. Baird, a lawyer at New Hampshire Legal Assistance. “It’s sort of a war of attrition. If you appeal a certain percentage of cases, there are going to be those workers who give up.”
It's a shame that the entire conversation about tort reform in this country is about how to protect businesses from the rapacity of ordinary people.

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