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Craig Johnson

About Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is a senior editorial director at Staffing Industry Review and Staffing Industry Analysts Daily News. He can be reached at cjohnson (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

California legislators take aim at IC misclassification laws

|January 31st, 2024|

Republican lawmakers from the Golden State are targeting AB 5 and the DOL’s new rule.
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Buyer cited in death of 16-year-old contingent

|January 24th, 2024|

The worker was cleaning the deboning area at a Mar-Jac Poultry plant when he was caught in a rotating shaft and sprockets, according to the labor department.
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DOL finalizes new independent contractor test

|January 10th, 2024|

The new rule relies on six factors to analyze worker status and rescinds an earlier Trump-era independent contractor rule.
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Trucking firms slapped with first-ever lawsuit under new NJ IC law

|January 10th, 2024|

The suit alleges transportation and logistics services companies misclassified hundreds of drivers as independent contractors.
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Gig firms discuss impact of new IC classification rule on drivers

|January 10th, 2024|

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash chime in on the effect of the DOL’s new rule on their operations.
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US agency calls for improved data on ‘nonstandard’ workers

|January 3rd, 2024|

The Government Accountability Office seeks increased collaboration among federal agencies to improve data about workers in arrangements that are not permanent, year round and full time with predictable hours.
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Activision Blizzard to settle $54 million bias lawsuit, including contingents

|December 20th, 2023|

The video game maker agreed to settle allegations of discrimination against women, both directly employed and contract workers.
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Court rejects Bimbo Bakeries’ counterclaim in IC misclassification case

|December 20th, 2023|

A judge ruled against the company’s counterclaim that distribution drivers should repay monies earned as independent contractors to offset damages if the bakery was found to have misclassified them.
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OSHA cites food processing firm after second temp in a year suffers amputation

|December 13th, 2023|

The agency cited Zwanenberg Food Group USA after a temp worker’s finger was amputated while cleaning a meat grinder that lacked required safety guards.
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Lawsuit filed to stop ‘costly and burdensome’ Illinois temp regulation

|December 6th, 2023|

The suit argues the new rules for contingent workers impose extraordinary burden, cost and compliance risk and guarantee noncompliance.
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