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Craig Johnson

About Craig Johnson

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

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.

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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Staffing buyer to pay $75,000 over temp’s firing

|June 3rd, 2020|

A medical device manufacturer will pay $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit after firing a temporary worker, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced.
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H-1Bs: The complex saga continues unabated

|May 13th, 2020|

H-1B visa holders are an important part of the workforce ecosystem, but use has become more complicated under Covid-19; some lawmakers are also on the attack.
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California sues Uber, Lyft over drivers’ continued independent contractor classification

|May 6th, 2020|

California’s attorney general and a group of city attorneys sued Uber and Lyft, alleging that the companies misclassified drivers as independent contractors in violation of a recent law that classifies them as employees.
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Uber asks Trump to help independent contractors through Covid-19

|March 25th, 2020|

Uber’s CEO asks for President Trump to help independent contractor, gig economy workers during the Covid-19 crisis in a letter, and called for a “third-way” classification between employee and independent contractor for gig workers such as drivers.
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State AGs sue to stop DOL joint-employer rule

|March 4th, 2020|

Attorneys general from 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit last week to stop the US Department of Labor’s new joint-employer rule.
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Instacart employees likely misclassified as independent contractors, judge rules

|February 26th, 2020|

Instacart likely misclassifies its workers as independent contractors under California law, a judge ruled when granting a preliminary injunction against the human cloud, food-delivery firm. Instacart plans to appeal the ruling, which has been stayed.
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Judge denies preliminary injunction in Uber, Postmates AB 5 lawsuit

|February 12th, 2020|

A federal judge denied a request for preliminary injunction in a lawsuit seeking to prohibit enforcement of California’s AB 5 law against drivers while the lawsuit is heard.
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At large firms, one in six are gig workers

|February 5th, 2020|

One in six workers are gig workers, and industries across the board rely on them, according to the ADP Research Institute.
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