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Sharon Thomas

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

Prepare to pay workers for temperature checks

|April 8th, 2020|

Employers that conduct temperature checks on employees before allowing them to work their shifts might be on the hook for the time they spend awaiting those checks.

Homeland Security halts H-2B visa cap rule

|April 8th, 2020|

The Department of Homeland Security last week announced via Twitter that it has put on hold its March rule expanding access to H-2B visas.

IC ruling against Postmates not the ‘huge victory’ as claimed

|April 1st, 2020|

Postmates couriers won an IC misclassification case against Postmates in New York last week, but the decision may not be as groundbreaking as initially claimed, an attorney writes in a JDSupra blog post.

H-1B: USCIS makes FY 2021 selections

|April 1st, 2020|

USCIS has conducted its 2021 H-1B lottery and selected petitioners should have received notification. Meanwhile, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the agency is offering petitioners more time to respond to RFE and NOID notifications.

H-1B visa pre-registration window closes; premium processing for FY2020 suspended

|March 25th, 2020|

US Citizenship and Immigration Services closed the H-1B electronic registration period for all cap-subject H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2021; premium processing for current H-1Bs is suspended due to Covid-19.
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Cisco agrees to $4.75 million pay-equity settlement

|March 18th, 2020|

Cisco Systems Inc. will pay $4.75 million in lost wages and interest, and pay-equity adjustments after the US DOL claimed the company paid women, black and Hispanic employees less than comparable male and white employees in similar positions.
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H-1B: USCIS delays 2021 premium processing

|March 18th, 2020|

US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday the temporary suspension of premium processing for fiscal year 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions.
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French high court: Uber drivers are employees

|March 11th, 2020|

France's top court upheld a lower court ruling that an Uber driver is an employee because he cannot build his own clientele or set his own prices, Reuters reports.
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NLRB issues joint-employer final rule

|February 26th, 2020|

The National Labor Relations Board issued its final rule governing joint-employer status, restoring the standard applied by the board prior to the 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris, but with the greater clarity.
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No CWS 3.0 next week

|February 12th, 2020|

Your next issue of Contingent Workforce Strategies 3.0 will be delivered Feb. 26.

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