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Janitor mopping Only 50 employees will benefit from the new policy, but it could signal a sea change in how contractors are treated. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The tech companies in Silicon Valley are known to be cutting-edge and innovative, but one company just raised the bar even further by giving contractors who don’t actually work for the company benefits, including health insurance, time off and transportation.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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