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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.

Court: Facts of relationship override written IC agreement

|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

|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Due to the Independence Day holiday, CWS will not be published July 4.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

|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

|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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Hackathon winners announced

|May 16th, 2018|

Two teams take top prize at the CWS Summit Hackathon last month. Collaboration, creativity highlights of the popular event
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‘Exclusive Remedy’ protections confirmed by court, restored by state

|May 9th, 2018|

Staffing client immune from further injury claims in workers’ comp case; paying comp premiums shields both staffing firm, client from negligence claims.
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Pay history does not justify the wage gap

|April 25th, 2018|

Employers’ long-held notion that pay history is a valid defense in Equal Pay Act lawsuits has been dealt a blow by the Ninth Circuit.
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When lofty requirements drive the talent away

|April 11th, 2018|

When talent has little need to come knocking at your door, you may need to review those job requirements to ensure they are not out of hand. Managing Editor Sharon Thomas explains in The Staffing Stream.
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Procurement or HR? Why it needs to be both

|March 14th, 2018|

Industry experts have advised HR to take the lead in contingent workforce program management for years, and more are beginning to do so. But it does not have to be all or nothing. Read why in The Staffing Stream.

Court ruling turns ‘exclusive remedy’ on its head

|January 31st, 2018|

Wisconsin statute gives temporary workers loophole traditional employees do not have in state’s workers’ comp statute.
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