The potential fallout of the Constitutional Court ruling against the labour brokers is hard to predict.
“Practically, you will probably see a culling of temporary employment service companies if they lose,” said Jorge.
“I am not saying it is bad in the long run, but it will probably stifle employment ... This is not a philosophical debate, it is an economic one.”
If the sole employer argument wins, it means labour brokers will legally be restructured to true temporary work in most instances.
“There is no doubt labour brokers are good for the economy,” said Kirchmann. “This idea that all the labour broker workers will get taken in by the clients is a fallacy. It will be only a share of them.”