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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.

Restaurants’ fines exceed $100,000 in misclassification, wage-and-hour cases

|April 10th, 2019|

Separate US Department of Labor investigations lead to fines in wage and hour and misclassification cases.
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Google sets minimum wage, benefits requirements for contract workers

|April 3rd, 2019|

Google joins the ranks of firms mandating a minimum wage and other benefits to temporary employees and contractors assigned to it by staffing firms, The Hill reports. Suppliers that don't comply will no longer be able to supply talent to Google.
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Lower-skilled work visa program introduced

|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

|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

|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

|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

|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

|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

|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

|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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