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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.

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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Arbitration news: California’s AB 51 halted; Amazon seeks Ninth Circuit relief

|February 5th, 2020|

Court halts California’s ban on enforced employer arbitration; Amazon asks Ninth Circuit to enforce arbitration in a case involving delivery drivers claiming misclassification.
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Buyer settles sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit from temp, others fired after lodging complaint

|January 29th, 2020|

A Michigan food manufacturer will pay $125,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit from a temp and others fired after lodging a complaint. Title VII protects temp workers as well as staff, EEOC says.
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Court: Staffing firm can sue buyer for discrimination

|January 22nd, 2020|

A staffing firm has standing to sue a buyer organization in a racial bias case, the 5th Circuit Court ruled, overturning a lower court ruling.
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H-1B visas: FY 2021 pre-registration timeline set

|January 15th, 2020|

The pre-registration period for cap-subject H-1B visa petitions for the 2021 fiscal year will run from March 1 to March 20.
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