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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.
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California targets retailers for trucker misclassification

By |September 26th, 2018|

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law making retailers in California jointly liable for labor law violations if they hire port trucking companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors or commit other violations.
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NLRB publishes proposed joint-employment standard

By |September 19th, 2018|

The National Labor Relations Board moved last week to tighten its joint-employer standard. The new rule would mean fewer businesses would be considered joint employers.
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Gig workers’ rights: Debate on across the pond

By |September 12th, 2018|

A UK politician said that the Labour Party will give gig economy workers the same rights as traditional employees should it win the next general election.
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Crowdsourcing firm CEO faces criminal indictment

By |August 29th, 2018|

The CEO of crowdsourcing firm Springleap, a so-called “TaskRabbit for research,” faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of felony larceny charges for misleading investors.
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H-1B roundup: Cisco citation, denials increase

By |August 22nd, 2018|

A Silicon Valley company faces a federal probe over its use of visa holders, and a nonpartisan think tank says the denial rates for H-1B visas have increased.
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Appeals Court affirms staffing firm’s arbitration agreement

By |August 22nd, 2018|

Employers can require workers to resolve wage disputes through individual arbitration instead of class action. Further, the National Labor Relations Act does not invalidate individual arbitration clauses in labor agreements.
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Misclassification: New Jersey AG files brief in couriers’ case

By |August 15th, 2018|

New Jersey speaks out about couriers’ misclassification case; Virginia announces misclassification initiative.
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OSHA marks Safe + Sound Week

By |August 15th, 2018|

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration devotes this week to raising awareness on worker safety.
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DC Attorney General sues buyer, staffing firms for misclassification

By |August 8th, 2018|

Washington DC’s Attorney General alleges firm misclassified more than 500 workers as independent contractors, seeking between $1,000 and $5,000 per worker.
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One for the road: Forced arbitration under court review

By |August 1st, 2018|

The US Supreme Court is set to decide whether a 1925 law exempts independent contractors in transportation from mandatory arbitration.