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Sharon Thomas

About Sharon Thomas

Sharon Thomas is managing editor with Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at smthomas (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.
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Lower-skilled work visa program introduced

By |March 20th, 2019|

A lawmaker introduced a bill last week seeking to establish a year-round, nonfarm work visa for lower-skilled workers, such as construction workers.
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Court tosses Infosys, Apple visa fraud case for second time

By |March 20th, 2019|

A federal judge dismissed lawsuit accusing Apple and India-based IT services firm Infosys of engaging in a visa scam.
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Contract or control: Ninth Circuit vacates lower court IC ruling

By |March 13th, 2019|

A district court erred when it focused on the contract and not the control exerted over independent contractors, said the Ninth Circuit court in remanding the case.
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Facility pays $100K in back pay to misclassified workers

By |March 13th, 2019|

A retirement home operator has paid $103,389 in back wages to 20 employees after the US Department of Labor determined they were misclassified as independent contractors.
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Court hands oil industry IC classification win

By |March 6th, 2019|

The Fifth Circuit ruled drilling engineers in the oil & gas industry are independent contractors in reversal of lower court ruling.
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DOL recovers $5.6 million in back pay for hurricane recovery contractors

By |February 13th, 2019|

Independent contractor misclassification and other violations led to the recovery of $5.6 million in back wages and benefits owed to 993 workers performing hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
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Going in-house? Tread carefully

By |January 30th, 2019|

A concern when developing an in-house program is that you don't always know what you don't know. Here’s a guide to keep you on track.
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IT services exec pleads guilty to H-1B visa fraud

By |January 30th, 2019|

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit visa fraud that resulted in more than $26 million in revenue for three IT services firms, the US Department of Justice announced.
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Business group urges court to limit scope of Dynamex IC ruling

By |January 23rd, 2019|

A group representing small businesses is asking a federal judge to limit the reach of the California Supreme Court’s so-called “ABC” independent contractor classification standard.
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Staffing client owes $600,000 after DOL wage investigation

By |January 9th, 2019|

A Pennsylvania company must pay in $598,366 in back wages, damages and penalties after its staffing firms underpaid its temporary workers.
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