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Craig Johnson

About Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is senior managing editor of Staffing Industry Review and Staffing Industry Analysts Daily News.
  • US-VISA

H-1B filing season nears; visa demand to be high — again

By |March 20th, 2019|

The application filing season for H-1B visas begins April 1. While changes established by the Trump administration go into effect, demand is still expected to outpace supply.
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Victoria labor hire law starts next month

By |March 13th, 2019|

In a staffing firm licensing scheme going into effect in Victoria, Australia, client companies could face AUD$500,000 for using unlicensed staffing firms.
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UK: IR35 off-payroll rules’ private-sector expansion

By |March 6th, 2019|

The UK government opens consultation on private-sector IR35 independent contractor tax rules.
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Bakery could face ‘incremental liability’ in misclassification suits

By |February 27th, 2019|

Flowers Foods, which produces Wonder Bread and Tastykake, faces more than two dozen IC misclassification cases, and has agreed to settled some for $9 million.
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Farms are joint employers with staffing firm in EEOC discrimination case

By |February 13th, 2019|

Two farms in Washington state were found to be joint employers with a staffing provider in a discrimination lawsuit brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Bills would make it easier for workers with H-1B visas to get green cards

By |February 13th, 2019|

Two bills that would remove per-country caps for employment-based green cards were introduced last week in the US House and Senate.
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Insurance agents are ICs, rules Sixth Circuit

By |February 6th, 2019|

Some 7,200 agents are independent contractors, the court said; otherwise, American Family Insurance Co. could have faced $1 billion in liabilities, according to a report.
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Feds publish final rule on H-1B visa process, delay new electronic system

By |February 6th, 2019|

USCIS published a final rule that brings changes to the H-1B visa process, including a registration process and a change in the selection process.
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NLRB reverses another Obama-era standard

By |January 30th, 2019|

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board overturned a board ruling from 2014 on who qualifies as independent contractors in a case involving a union effort to organize drivers at a SuperShuttle affiliate.
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State attorneys general oppose changing joint employer rule

By |January 16th, 2019|

Attorneys general from 10 states and the District of Columbia opposed the NLRB’s proposed revision of the joint-employment rule in a letter sent last week; separately, the agency extended the comment deadline on the rule.
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