For roughly 200 years, Santa has been retaining seasonal help at his Arctic Circle workshop. His undersized non-union workers toil in an icy land that sits beyond the jurisdiction of U.S. employment laws, a wise move by Mr. Claus and his attorneys.
While children around the world ask silly questions like, Can I visit the elves? and What do elves eat? and How do they work so fast?, this blog asks the serious question that all adult businesspeople want to know: Are elves employees or independent contractors?
Spoiler alert for the children: The answers are No, Caribou, and Amphetamines.
The adult question takes some analysis. Let’s peek behind the wintry curtain.