AOL… Just Another Big Company That Doesn’t Care About The ‘Little People’ They’re Stepping On

Jeff Bercovici reports on the AOL layoffs:

 

AOL chairman Tim Armstrong

 

Last week, as you might already know, AOL laid off over 200 U.S.-based employees, the vast majority of them from its Manhattan-based media operation. But that’s not the full tally of those who will lose their jobs as a result of the merger with the Huffington Post because that media operation, like an increasing number of media firms, also utilizes dozens of so-called permalancers — freelancers who function much as staffers but file Form 1099s rather than W-2s with the IRS.

Continue reading:

http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffbercovici/2011/03/16/is-aol-skirting-worker-protection-law-with-mass-layoff/

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