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Sharon Thomas

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Sharon Thomas is managing editor with Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at smthomas (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

Visa fraud: California man faces 12 years in prison

By |August 21st, 2019|

A California man was found guilty of 21 counts of visa fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft this month and could face 12 years in federal prison, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California announced.
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Buyer must compensate temporary workers who were not paid overtime

By |August 14th, 2019|

As a joint employer, a company whose staffing providers failed to pay its temporary workers overtime wages must compensate those workers, the US DOL determined.
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New Jersey IC task force outlines next steps, legislative goals

By |July 24th, 2019|

New Jersey’s task force on independent contractor misclassification has issued its report, outlining steps it and the state’s department of labor plan to take to combat the problem.
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9th Circuit Court reverses IC course

By |July 24th, 2019|

The Ninth Circuit, which in May held that the Dyamex test for IC status determinations could be applied retroactively, has withdrawn that ruling and asked for the state’s Supreme Court to address the issue.
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When IC status is not a shield from OSHA

By |June 26th, 2019|

Under developing independent contractor law, companies should enforce minimum safety compliance standards.
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State AGs to DOL: Proposed joint-employer rule unlawful

By |June 26th, 2019|

State attorneys general say the proposed rule would revert policy to outdated test and would be in violation of the law.
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California advances independent contractor classification bill

By |June 5th, 2019|

The California Assembly has passed a bill that would codify the stricter ABC test for independent contractor classification, CNBC reports.
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Uber drivers not employees, NLRB general counsel says

By |May 15th, 2019|

The National Labor Board’s general counsel has told regional offices that Uber drivers are independent contractors and instructed them to dismiss cases against the company.
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Background checks and ICs: Misclassification win leads to FCRA twist

By |May 15th, 2019|

A successful defense against misclassification opens a company up to a new angle in the lawsuit based on how the company justified background checks under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, JDSupra reports.
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Amputee reaches $9M settlement with buyer, staffing firm

By |May 1st, 2019|

A worker who lost part of his leg after a forklift accident settles for $9 million; worksite employer claims staffing firm owes indemnification.
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