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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.

Tech Roundup: LinkedIn’s skill assessments; Upwork MSP partnership; Waymo’s autonomous rides

By |September 18th, 2019|

LinkedIn announced a new skills assessment platform for workers and online staffing firm Upwork reported its first MSP partnership. Waymo, a division of Google, reported the number of rides given by its autonomous vehicle passenger service.

AB 5 shines spotlight on IC classification; Uber drivers to remain contractors

By |September 18th, 2019|

Uber will continue classifying its drivers as independent contractors even after the passage last week of California’s Assembly Bill 5.

California Senate approves tough IC law

By |September 11th, 2019|

The California Senate Tuesday passed AB 5, which puts in place the more strict “ABC” test for determining independent contractor compliance. 

Labor group accuses Apple factory of violating Chinese labor law

By |September 11th, 2019|

A Chinese labor group has accused Apple and Foxconn, which manufactures iPhones, of breaking Chinese labor law by hiring too many temporary workers. Foxconn has responded.

NLRB: IC misclassification not a NLRA violation

By |September 4th, 2019|

Misclassification of workers as independent contractors is not in itself a violation of the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board said.
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Senators call for Google to convert contingents to traditional employees

By |August 7th, 2019|

A group of Democratic senators are urging Google CEO Sundar Pichai to convert the company’s 120,000 temporary and contract workers to traditional worker status, The New York Times reported.
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$16.5 million IC settlement receives preliminary court approval

By |July 10th, 2019|

A logistics firm has agreed to settle an independent contractor misclassification class-action lawsuit waged by delivery drivers for $16.5 million.
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Talent tech investments bring broader services. Are your suppliers keeping up?

By |May 22nd, 2019|

As program sophistication has grown alongside rapid advances in technology, staffing firms have begun to invest in many new categories within the workforce solutions ecosystem. Where does your program stand?
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Sexual harassment, discrimination settlement involving temps includes $75K fines

By |May 22nd, 2019|

The Illinois Attorney General’s office settled a lawsuit with a warehouse over claims of sexual harassment and retaliation. The firm also allegedly ordered temporary workers based on gender.
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Dynamex decision on IC misclassification applies retroactively

By |May 8th, 2019|

The California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision — which set a tougher standard for determining independent contractor misclassification — can be applied retroactively, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled.
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