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Craig Johnson

About Craig Johnson

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

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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Staffing buyer to pay $3 million for scheme to employ undocumented immigrants

|January 29th, 2020|

A Texas builder found to have employed undocumented workers and sought to have those same workers continue to work for it via a staffing firm will pay $3 million, and its owners face jail time.
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New Jersey governor signs bills aimed at stemming IC misclassification

|January 22nd, 2020|

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed several bills on Monday that are aimed at fighting independent contractor misclassification.
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DOL issues final joint-employer rule

|January 15th, 2020|

The US Department of Labor announced its final rule to update the regulations interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA.
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California AB 5: Constitutionality challenged; Uber changing app, Wonolo exiting state

|January 8th, 2020|

Now in effect, Uber and Postmates are challenging California AB 5’s constitutionality. Separately, Uber is changing its app to build its case that drivers are independent contractors, and Wonolo is looking to exit the state.
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Former CIO, staffing buyer gets prison for contract scheme

|December 18th, 2019|

A former chief information officer was sentenced to two years in prison for demanding bribes that amounted to nearly $1 million in exchange for help setting up staffing contracts, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey reported.
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