I'm betting the real reason is so that both parties can more easily harvest that data for electoral gain. Public Servants, my copious backside.
As long as the employees are not forcibly coerced to work there, I fail to be outraged.
Our great allies in the Gulf States figured this out decades ago: only hire foreign workers, with job one being taking their passports. So you can expect to see more and more Nepalese, Sri Lankan, even Sub-Saharan African 'guest workers' showing up in Central Committee-approved slave factories to pass along those US stockholder-demanded savings.
But just the filing fees, never mind attorney's fees, would be about a month's rent, and I can't risk that kind of money just to find out whether there's a lot more money due to me or not. I asked several lawyers if they would look at the facts of the matter (neatly packaged by the involved lawyer), decide whether it seemed likely that they would win the case, and take it on a contingency basis if so, but none would even consider that.
Payday Lawsuits? "Come on down, and let's sue somebody!"
If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious.