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Craig Johnson

About Craig Johnson

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

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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Ariba and Fieldglass VMS no longer operating separately

|April 10th, 2019|

Procurement software provider SAP Ariba and contingent workforce vendor management system SAP Fieldglass will no longer operate as separate entities. What that means to the ecosystem.
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Despite efforts, IT skills mismatch likely to go on for foreseeable future

|April 10th, 2019|

The market for IT professionals keeps getting tighter as the number of workers with needed skills falls short of demand, according to the “IT Staffing Growth Assessment” report released by Staffing Industry Analysts this month.
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