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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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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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New Jersey temps to get paid leave; ICs not covered

By |October 10th, 2018|

New Jersey on Oct. 29 joins 9 other states and the District of Columbia in mandating paid sick leave in the state.
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Sears to pay $1.6 million to injured independent contractor

By |October 3rd, 2018|

No exclusive remedy: A Connecticut jury awarded an independent contractor $1.6 million for workplace injury sustained in a Sears warehouse.
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Supplier diversity matters

By |August 8th, 2018|

Achieving diversity is tricky, but attaining it brings many tangible benefits, including making one’s program — as well as the company overall — more attractive as an employer.
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NYC votes on ride-share driver minimum wage, vehicle caps

By |August 8th, 2018|

A minimum wage for ride-hailing app drivers as well as a cap on the number of related licenses are being decided today by the New York City Council.
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Benchmarks: CW program swings to HR ownership

By |August 1st, 2018|

According to Staffing Industry Analysts’ most recent Workforce Solutions Buyer Survey, HR now owns more of the CW programs than procurement.
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California passes GDPR-like legislation

By |July 18th, 2018|

Faced with a strict ballot initiative that was likely to earn a spot on the state’s November ballot, California’s legislature passed the toughest consumer privacy provisions in the US; Colorado passes consumer data security law.
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