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Craig Johnson

About Craig Johnson

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

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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Uber loses London license over fake driver identities

|December 4th, 2019|

Uber’s license to operate in London will not be renewed, Transport for London announced, saying safety concerns still surround the ride-hailing company despite its efforts to improve operations.
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Buyers liable for $1.6 million in subcontractors’ wage violations in California

|November 13th, 2019|

Trader Joe’s and Grocery Outlet may be on the hook for $825,813 each for their subcontractor’s failure to pay proper wages.
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Petition denied: Trump’s work visa crackdown continues

|October 30th, 2019|

As H-1B visa rejections skyrocket, contingent workforce managers will have to work with legal counsel to navigate the environment or, possibly, find varied sources of US workers.
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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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