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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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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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Court: Travel time not compensable

By |January 3rd, 2019|

The time temp workers spent being bused from a hotel and across a picket line to an assignment is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month.
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Negligence lawsuit: Co-employment to the rescue

By |December 12th, 2018|

Citing a buyer’s co-employment status with its staffing provider, an appeals court affirmed an injured temporary worker’s negligence claim is barred by exclusive remedy.
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DOL: Two misclassifications bring $3.45 million in back wages

By |December 5th, 2018|

The US Department of Labor announced last week $3.45 million in back wages, damages and penalties from two separate cases in which companies were found to have misclassified workers as independent contractors.
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Canada: Bill 47 becomes law; between an employee and IC

By |November 28th, 2018|

Ontario’s equal pay for temps is history as Bill 47 officially became law last week; courts are beginning to recognize “dependent” contractor relationships.
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Trucking group sues California over ABC test ruling

By |November 14th, 2018|

California truckers sue to stop the enforcement of the state’s new ABC standard for independent contractor classification.
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Industry coalition: USCIS’s H-1B interpretations ‘perplexing’ and ‘disruptive’ to business

By |November 7th, 2018|

Coalition representing firms such as Microsoft and Google says the agency’s H-1B actions do not follow statute and asks legal counsel to review the regulations and its policies ahead of the next application season.
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Ontario Bill 148: Official repeal proposed

By |October 31st, 2018|

Ontario lawmakers introduced legislation meant to make good on Premier Doug Ford's promise to scrap Bill 148, which granted equal pay for temporary workers, raised the minimum wage, among other provisions.
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IC classification options: Clearing up muddy waters?

By |October 31st, 2018|

A new ruling out of California clarifies in what type of IC classification cases the California Supreme Court’s “ABC” test ruling applies.
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IT group: USCIS oversteps H-1B authority in limiting duration

By |October 17th, 2018|

An association for IT services companies has filed suit against USCIS, saying the agency has unlawfully shortened H-1B visa lengths.
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