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Why Is It Important To Protect New York City’s Workforce?

We made it our company’s mission to ensure that New Yorkers get a just and fair treatment in the workplace. Why? Because we believe that they deserve it. Some people may appear as mere employees. But as far as we are concerned, these people are the driving force of the country’s economy. Employees largely contribute to a country’s wealth in the form of taxes. If anything, they are the only ones who are rightfully paying their dues. Businessmen can fake their taxable income and the urban poor can evade it. Only the working class is bound to make fair contributions.

To make things fair for people who fall in between the extremes, labor councils – such as we – exist to protect their rights. We try to make sure that they are getting the security and benefits of all government programs. Because again, we know they deserve it.

Here Are A Few Other Reasons Why We Want To Protect The Labor Force:

Employees Fuel Society

A society cannot survive, let alone exist, if it weren’t for hardworking employees. They help generate taxes to fund community-based projects to better people’s living conditions and further improve the country’s economy. Without employees, a city is good as gone. If there’s no one to earn, then there’s nothing to spend. Surely, the absence of employees will create a ripple effect that will cripple a city’s economical prowess – forever.

Companies Will Eventually Close Down When The Labor Force Is Insufficient

When society fails to protect the rights and privileges of employees, then employees will fail to protect society. Employees have all the freedom to look for work opportunities outside their own city. With the rapid rate of globalization, work is becoming more and more accessible to talented and competent individuals. We live in an age where jobs don’t get to choose us – we get to choose them. Naturally, people would go for better choices – choices that maybe your city isn’t willing to offer.

When the labor force goes down, so do companies. After all, companies cannot exist without employees. And when companies shut down, poverty sinks in. The general populace will eventually lose confidence in the city’s capability to support families – and they too will leave. This is how ghost towns came to be. And if you don’t give particular attention to protecting employees now, the same fate pretty much awaits your city.

The Labor Force Can Take Society To Greater Heights

Many employees have the potential to become great assets to society – that is, when the right conditions are met. There are many brilliant minds, skilled hands, and creative innovators in the labor force that can change your city for the better. All they need is an encouraging environment to grow and reach their promising potentials.

However, such giftedness can backfire if not cultivated correctly. The most brilliant minds can turn into the most destructive ones when employee potentials are not supported, guided, and channelled correctly. After years of protecting employees’ welfare, we have come to observe that amazing people help companies achieve greater heights when their rights and privileges are rightfully given to them. In the same way they can bring organizations down because of the animosity they bear towards their unjust employers.

Employees Deserve What Is Due To Them – By Virtue And Law

Lastly, we protect employees’ interests not just because it is our virtue but also because it is mandated by the laws of the state. Employees are entitled to social security and worker’s compensation benefits regardless of how high or low their position is, in a particular company. Because they are delivering the right service, they should also be receiving the right benefits.

It is all too often that employers become stubborn and insist that employees don’t deserve to receive such benefits. They would often report that the employees on trial are not doing enough work worthy of the benefits. But to all employers out there, you have to understand this:

When a person is a bona fide employee of a company, he or she is automatically qualified for any and all benefits mandated by law regardless of his or her own misgivings, insufficiencies, and inadequacies. In the eyes of the law, unsatisfactory performance is not a valid premise to deprive an employee of his or her benefits. Mainly because:

  1. Performance is highly subjective. I can simply declare an employee unsatisfactory when in fact, he isn’t. In the same way I can say he’s great when in fact, he’s not. The evaluation of an employee’s performance is entirely up to the appraiser’s prerogative. This is why poor performance is an ineffective argument – it holds no real weight.
  2. An employee’s performance is not a matter that should be taken to legal counsel for debate or investigation. If an employee is not performing well, then you should have ceased his or her employment in the first place. Depriving him of his natural labor rights can never be served as an alternative penalty.

And this is where we come to a close. At this point, you should understand that we protect employees’ rights not just because we have to, but also because we want to. Employees work day in and day out to fend for their families’ needs. The most we can do is to give them the opportunity to work in a just and healthy environment – one that does not violate their rights to social security and lawful compensation.

As employers, we suggest that you observe the same as well. Employees keep your company running. It is only right that you take care of them. When employees feel happy with their workplace, it also positively affects their work performance. They’ll have more reason to do more, and be more. Be a catalyst for employees to max out their potentials. And encourage them to cultivate new ones. What you decide to do for your employees today will benefit your company tomorrow – remember that.

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