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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.

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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Senators call for Google to convert contingents to traditional employees

|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

|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?

|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

|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

|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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Uber IPO: Thousands of misclassification claims may await

|May 1st, 2019|

In an IPO prospectus filing, Uber says more than 60,000 drivers may demand arbitration over misclassification claims and cites legal and regulatory hurdles in the US and abroad.
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Michigan and Nevada eye steps to curtail independent contractor misclassification

|April 24th, 2019|

Michigan is getting tough on payroll fraud and misclassification of workers as independent contractors. Separately, Nevada legislators introduced a bill addressing misclassification.
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Contingent’s fingers amputated: Employer and staffing supplier face $300,000 in penalties

|April 17th, 2019|

A food manufacturer and its staffing provider face $300,000 in proposed penalties after a temporary worker lost two fingers while cleaning machinery.
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