Does Mastec hire employees with benefits or subcontractors that are responsible for their own employee's benefits? (If I recall correctly the "DirecTV installer sex offender" was a subcontractor to Mastec.) State laws vary, but in Indiana contract employees are not guaranteed benefits unless they are treated as regular employees despite the contract. (For example, in most cases if a contract employee is required to work exclusively for the employer they are considered a regular employee.) Attempting to convert an employee into a contract employee to avoid paying benefits is a crime.