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Sharon Thomas

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Sharon Thomas is managing editor with Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at smthomas (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.
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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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Oregon teams with DOL to prevent misclsssification

By |April 6th, 2016|

Oregon becomes the 29th state to join forces with the DOL to fight against worker misclassification.
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Homeland Security launches pilot employment visa program

By |March 9th, 2016|

The US Department of Homeland Security launched a pilot program for employers seeking to hire certain workers through employment-based visa categories.
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Contractor pushes back on OSHA, found to have misclassified workers

By |February 23rd, 2016|

After contesting an OSHA finding of safety violations, a Connecticut contractor was found to have misclassified workers as ICs
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Court revives independent contractor’s discrimination lawsuit

By |February 3rd, 2016|

The Fifth Circuit overturned a lower court ruling, saying the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 applies to ICs as well.
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N.C. governor issues executive order on misclassification

By |December 23rd, 2015|

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed an executive order Dec. 18 to crack down on employee misclassification practices in the state. Executive Order 83 establishes the Employee Classification Section within the North Carolina Industrial Commission to streamline information sharing and facilitate enforcement actions amongst Cabinet agencies and the Council of State.

The order directs the chairman […]

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Businesses in three states face higher unemployment taxes

By |November 11th, 2015|

Employers in three states and the US Virgin Islands will face increased unemployment tax costs in 2015, according to data released Tuesday by the US Department of Labor. Contingent workforce programs in those states may see higher bill rates.

Employers in California, Connecticut, Ohio and the Virgin Islands are losing a portion of their standard tax […]

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California pay equity bill for UC contractors vetoed

By |October 21st, 2015|

California Gov. Gerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have required full-time contractors at University of California campuses to be paid the same as comparable UC employees. Separately, a UC supplier is under federal scrutiny for allegedly underpaying contingent workers.

Senate Bill 376 was introduced in February by Senator Ricardo Lara. “Recent research has shown that […]

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