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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.

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.

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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NLRB announces pilot program to expand mediation service

By |July 18th, 2018|

The National Labor Relations Board is launching a pilot program to increase the use of its mediation program.
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Court: Facts of relationship override written IC agreement

By |July 11th, 2018|

The Seventh Circuit Court ignored an existing independent contractor agreement to find a worker likely should be classified as an employee, remanding the case back to trial.
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No CWS 3.0 next week

By |June 27th, 2018|

Due to the Independence Day holiday, CWS will not be published July 4. Your next issue will be July 11.
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Calif. staffing firm owner sentenced in H-1B visa fraud case

By |June 20th, 2018|

A staffing firm owner will serve 30 months in prison and forfeit $500,000 for his role in a conspiracy to commit several crimes including visa fraud, USCIS announced.
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NYC freelancers recover $264,866 in lost wages

By |May 23rd, 2018|

New York City’s “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” resulted in 299 inquiries stemming from 264 complaints filed with the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs, according to a report released last week.
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