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Craig Johnson

About Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is senior editor of Staffing Industry Review and Staffing Industry Analysts Daily News.

IC classification: Labor Department announces proposed rule

|September 23rd, 2020|

The US Department of Labor has proposed a rule to clarify who is an employee versus an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act, aiming for a final rule by year’s end.

Covid-19 pulled rug from under CW managers — how they adapted

|September 9th, 2020|

When Covid-19 turned the world upside down, it affected the contingent workforce world in a big way. Here's how these managers had to adapt to several changes all at once.
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Media company and staffing buyer settles IC case for $4 million

|August 26th, 2020|

Vox Media Inc. agreed to pay $4 million to settle an independent contractor misclassification case that involved sports bloggers in California and New Jersey.
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Staffing client to pay $85,000 in sexual harassment case involving temps

|August 26th, 2020|

An Illinois staffing buyer will pay $85,000 in penalties and discontinue retaliation against temporary workers who filed sexual harassment complaints, the Illinois attorney general announced.
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Court order: Uber and Lyft drivers in California are employees

|August 12th, 2020|

A San Francisco judge in a preliminary injunction Monday prohibited Uber and Lyft from classifying California drivers as ICs. Uber and Lyft are preparing to appeal.
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Illinois AG: Buyer engaged in wage-fixing, facilitated no-poach agreements

|August 5th, 2020|

The Illinois attorney general has sued a staffing buyer and three providers alleging they took part in unlawful no-poach and wage-fixing schemes.
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H-1B roundup: Scrutiny on federal usage; Fees to rise

|August 5th, 2020|

An executive order increases scrutiny on federal agencies’ temporary foreign worker usage, including H-1B visa holders; Department of Homeland Security increases H-1B visa fees.
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Proposed US legislation would raise cost of temps

|July 22nd, 2020|

US legislators’ proposal would raise the wages of temporary workers and provide them paid sick leave during the pandemic, yet prevent staffing firms from charging conversion fees, among other restrictions. What you need to know.
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USCIS releases first estimate of H-1B visa workers

|July 1st, 2020|

For the first time, US Customs and Immigration Services reported the number of workers in the United States on an H-1B visa. At the start of the 2020 fiscal year, there were 583,420.
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George Floyd’s death: Microsoft, Nike, Uber and other staffing buyers respond

|June 3rd, 2020|

Microsoft Corp., Amazon, Nike Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. and more are among the staffing buyers speaking out publicly as protests continue in the US over the killing of a black man, George Floyd, by a white police officer in Minneapolis. 
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