Decentering the Firm: The Limited Liability Company and Low Wage Immigrant Women Workers

17 Pages Posted: 19 May 2006

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Miriam A. Cherry

Saint Louis University - School of Law

Abstract

Congress is now considering radical changes to the immigration system. This article looks at the immigration issue as a labor and employment law question, and proposes a possible solution based on this approach.

I suggest that forming Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) will benefit low-wage immigrant women workers by transforming them into business owners. By using existing legal structures to their benefit, low-wage women workers can curtail at least a portion of the exploitation that they currently experience. Instead of being hired to perform a job, having the intermediary take a cut, and then pay them some amount out of that, with an LLC structure, the LLC receives the income, and the intermediary receives a set salary. By becoming members of the LLC, workers can also purchase group benefits, such as health insurance, and better control over their working environments.

Keywords: Immigration, Employment, Labor, LLC, Limited Liability Company

JEL Classification: K31

Suggested Citation

Cherry, Miriam A., Decentering the Firm: The Limited Liability Company and Low Wage Immigrant Women Workers. University of California at Davis Law Review, Vol. 39, p. 787, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=903173

Miriam A. Cherry (Contact Author)

Saint Louis University - School of Law ( email )

100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States
314-977-04537 (Phone)

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