Hardly a week goes by when politicians think of new ways to make employees more toxic to business. The recent NLRB decision regarding franchise employees means that within five years fast food operations will be completely automated. Don't have to worry about employee rights if there are no employees!
By providing more and more employee benefits, you guarantee that there will be fewer and fewer employees. Small business, once the main employer of the American workforce are retrenching. They are automating, outsourcing, doing whatever they can to avoid the toxicity (to their bottom line) of employees.
This is the new age.
The privileged bureaucrats and the elite love this because now the welfare-receiving class is expanded. Not able to find a job they now become wards of the ever-increasing state.