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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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SOW: Do smaller companies manage contracts better?

By |October 5th, 2016|

While there is no easy answer, there are significant differences in the types of projects larger and smaller companies engage.
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Auto manufacturer, staffing firm fined more than $100K

By |July 27th, 2016|

An auto parts manufacturer was found to have put full-time and temporary employees in danger. The company and staffing provider face $106,000 in fines.
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Buyer fined for amputation risk

By |June 29th, 2016|

A manufacturing plant and its staffing firm face fines by OSHA for putting workers at risk.
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Virginia takes on IC misclassification

By |June 22nd, 2016|

Virginia has joined 30 other states to fight independent contractor misclassification by signing a three-year agreement with the Department of Labor.
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Candy manufacturer, staffing agency cited by OSHA

By |June 8th, 2016|

A Massachusetts candy manufacturer and its staffing provider have been cited by OSHA after a temporary worker’s left index finger was amputated while operating a candy-wrapping machine.
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Global trends in CW management

By |May 25th, 2016|

The use of contingent labor is poised to grow, driven by increasing levels of acceptance of the non-traditional workforce as well as technological advances.
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OSHA clarifies safety, training requirements for temps

By |May 25th, 2016|

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued two bulletins this month clarifying host employer and staffing firms’ responsibilities in keeping temp workers safe on the job.
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Millions more to get overtime

By |May 18th, 2016|

The Obama Administration announced its final rules lifting the threshold for overtime pay.
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Uber’s sexual assault case to continue

By |May 11th, 2016|

Judge rules IC classification does not necessarily shield Uber from sexual assault charges.
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Company to pay back wages for misclassifying ICs

By |April 20th, 2016|

A California-based call center was fined more than $150,000 when it misclassified workers as independent contractors.
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