Goes to show you don't necessarily have to get someone for what you want to get them for to have the same outcome.
It's really all about appearances. If an employee leaves and then wants to come back as a contractor right away, it creates the appearance of impropriety. For example, let's say you are being audited and you tell the IRS that you cannot participate in the Audit because your computer crashed two days after receiving the audit letter. The appearance there is that you received the letter and then destroyed incriminating evidence.
The IRS does not like this one bit, and takes such maneuvers seriously. Anything that an entity or person does that seems suspicious will be assumed to be criminal, especially the "convenient" loss or destruction of evidence.
This has only to do with labor laws and how contractors can be reclassified as regular employees under certain circumstances. For example, an employee cannot "quit" and then come back right away as a contractor to make more money. The IRS does not like this, because most of the time it is done by employees with extraordinarily long commutes or other ways to take huge deductions from their gross.
It also prevents companies firing employees only to hire them back as contractors to avoid paying benefits and FICA taxes.
Microsoft is only making sure they do not run afoul of labor laws. Because, you know, in its zeal to "protect" workers, the government would be all too happy to fine Microsoft millions of dollars and then not give a dime of the fine money to affected workers.
It's 106 miles, not 100.
I get hijack letters from them all the goddamn time. I have about a dozen domains and I constantly get "expiration" notices that are really transfer authorizations in the fine print. It's sleazy and deceitful, and they deserve to be shut down.
I can't imagine how many suckers fall for it and end up paying $40 or more for domain registration... does DRA even allow outbound transfers?
Um, no. Congress created the Department of Commerce and delegated all of its authority to regulate commerce back to the White House.
So, the US Government is trying to capitalize politically on its effort to "save the environment" by removing tariffs it only imposed on Chinese solar panels LAST MONTH?
I see what they did, there.
In 2005, I installed soft-start digital dimmer light switches throughout my house. Since then I have not had an incandescent bulb fail.
If one ever does, I will replace it with another. I still have a couple of cases of pre-ban assault light bulbs in my garage.
When I sold my last house, I gave the Realtor footage I had taken using my R/C aircraft for fun.