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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.

Foodpanda, Uber Eats are employers: Taiwan

|October 16th, 2019|

The Taiwanese ministry of labor says Foodpanda and Uber Eats are employers of those who deliver food for their platforms. Foodpanda has rejected that assertion, Focus Taiwan News Channel Reports.
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Supreme Court denies IC case review, ABC test stands

|October 9th, 2019|

The US Supreme Court let stand a lower court finding that a federal law limiting state regulation of the trucking industry does not preempt New Jersey’s wage-and-hour law.
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Temp workers’ death leads to calls for action against buyer

|October 2nd, 2019|

A union and government officials call for action against a buyer after fifth temp worker fatality; other enterprises need to proactively address contingent workers safety issues.
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Visa fraud: California man faces 12 years in prison

|August 21st, 2019|

A California man was found guilty of 21 counts of visa fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft this month and could face 12 years in federal prison, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California announced.
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Buyer must compensate temporary workers who were not paid overtime

|August 14th, 2019|

As a joint employer, a company whose staffing providers failed to pay its temporary workers overtime wages must compensate those workers, the US DOL determined.
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New Jersey IC task force outlines next steps, legislative goals

|July 24th, 2019|

New Jersey’s task force on independent contractor misclassification has issued its report, outlining steps it and the state’s department of labor plan to take to combat the problem.
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9th Circuit Court reverses IC course

|July 24th, 2019|

The Ninth Circuit, which in May held that the Dyamex test for IC status determinations could be applied retroactively, has withdrawn that ruling and asked for the state’s Supreme Court to address the issue.
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When IC status is not a shield from OSHA

|June 26th, 2019|

Under developing independent contractor law, companies should enforce minimum safety compliance standards.
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State AGs to DOL: Proposed joint-employer rule unlawful

|June 26th, 2019|

State attorneys general say the proposed rule would revert policy to outdated test and would be in violation of the law.
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California advances independent contractor classification bill

|June 5th, 2019|

The California Assembly has passed a bill that would codify the stricter ABC test for independent contractor classification, CNBC reports.
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