In 2016, it was revealed that their CEO, Parker Conrad, had asked his development team to created a tool that helped Zenefits agents cheat their way through the licensing process.
With the help of their custom-built browser extension, Zenefits agents were able to skip a legally-required 52-hour online course and all of its exams.
This is partially false. It was developed by Parker himself, and it only included keeping your browser from notifying the online course work of being idle. It essentially just got around the time requirement. It did NOT complete the exams.
Source: https://www.zenefits.com/blog/new-zenefits-becoming-compliance-company/ (And there are plenty other news articles too.
This doesn’t exactly dispense of your original argument, but I thought it should be stated that this wasn’t a full blown “cheat”.