Yes, that's another important liability piece to this. The direct agencies that are getting the work could be on the hook as employers. That could be wages over time—things like that— that they'd have to be responsible for. The government could be tied in in a number of ways. As I said, it could be a common employer. As you alluded to, there could be negligence claims potentially. There could be allegations that it was acting as a sort of labour supply company, given its role in acting as the pay master. You raise an interesting and important point about what the potential liability could be for others involved in this. I think that's a real concern and something that this program raises. It adds to the many concerns with the program as structured.
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