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Sharon Thomas

About Sharon Thomas

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

Security guard companies owe more than $900,000 to misclassified ICs

|July 29th, 2020|

Four security guard companies in Puerto Rico and their principals owe $715,685 in back wages and damages for FLSA violations in IC misclassification case.

Arbitration, interstate commerce and the last-mile IC driver

|July 22nd, 2020|

Last year, the US Supreme Court ruled the Federal Arbitration Act did not apply to transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce. Now, several independent contractor misclassification cases hinge on that ruling.
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Amazon to face security screen class action

|July 15th, 2020|

New Jersey District Court reasons that post-shift security screens should be compensable under state law.
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Title VII workplace protections cover LGBTQ workers

|June 17th, 2020|

Supreme Court ruling in a landmark civil rights suit protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.
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EEOC updates Covid-19 guidance

|June 17th, 2020|

A June 11 Covid-19 guidance update from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission covers age discrimination, pregnancy discrimination and sex discrimination involving employees with caretaking or family responsibilities.
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OSHA issues new Covid-19 reporting guidance

|June 3rd, 2020|

New guidance went into effect last week from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding how companies and agency representatives should handle Covid-19-related complaints, referrals and severe illness reports.
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Canada speeds up guest foreign worker processing amid Covid-19

|May 13th, 2020|

With the Covid-19 pandemic impacting almost every sector in Canada, the government has put in place a temporary policy to reduce the time it takes for a temporary foreign worker to start a new job.
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USCIS extends H-1B documentation grace period due to Covid-19

|May 6th, 2020|

US Citizenship and Immigration Services has extended a previously announced grace period for responses to requests for evidence and notices of intent to deny due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Court narrows independent contractor classification criteria

|April 29th, 2020|

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling last week that narrows independent contractor classification under state unemployment law.
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OSHA provides Covid-19 recording and reporting guidance

|April 15th, 2020|

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued interim guidance clarifying companies’ obligations with respect to recording and reporting instances of Covid-19 in the workplace.
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