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Craig Johnson

About Craig Johnson

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

Fiera Foods announces probe following temp worker’s death

|October 30th, 2019|

Facing outcry from labor groups, Fiera Foods hires former Ontario attorney general to conduct a review of its health and safety practices.
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Uber launches staffing app

|October 9th, 2019|

Uber Technologies Inc. is entering the more traditional contingent workforce staffing market with the rollout of its Uber Works industrial staffing app in Chicago.
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Potential IC legislation has flaws, may not benefit workers

|October 2nd, 2019|

A US House subcommittee heard testimony from attorneys and others on independent contractor classification, the fallacy of flexibility and the effects of proposed legislation on law-abiding employers.
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Temp workers’ death leads to calls for action against buyer

|October 2nd, 2019|

A union and government officials call for action against a buyer after fifth temp worker fatality; other enterprises need to proactively address contingent workers safety issues.
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Trump administration expands overtime eligibility, raises concerns

|September 25th, 2019|

In its final overtime rule released Monday, the DOL is increasing the amount “executive, administrative or professional employees” must be paid in order for companies to exempt them from overtime.
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Tech Roundup: LinkedIn’s skill assessments; Upwork MSP partnership; Waymo’s autonomous rides

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

|September 18th, 2019|

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

|September 11th, 2019|

The California Senate Tuesday passed AB 5, which puts in place the more strict “ABC” test for determining independent contractor compliance. 
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Labor group accuses Apple factory of violating Chinese labor law

|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.
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NLRB: IC misclassification not a NLRA violation

|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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