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Craig Johnson

About Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is editorial director of Staffing Industry Review and Staffing Industry Analysts Daily News.

Massachusetts’ top court blocks ballot initiatives on gig economy drivers’ IC status

|June 15th, 2022|

Massachusetts voters won’t get to weigh in on whether drivers for Uber, DoorDash and other platforms should be classified as independent contractors following a court ruling issued June 14.
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Call of the robots

|May 18th, 2022|

Amazon.com’s $1 billion investment fund brings robotics in the workforce back in the limelight. Here’s a look at the landscape.
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Matco to pay $15.8 million in IC misclassification settlement

|May 4th, 2022|

A US district judge granted final approval to a $15.8 million settlement in an independent contractor misclassification case involving distributors for Matco Tools Corp.
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Court slashes contingent worker’s $137 million jury award

|April 20th, 2022|

Citing a disproportionate award and constitutional limits, a judge last week reduced to $15 million a contingent worker’s award in a racial discrimination and harassment case against Tesla.
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Models to acquire talent

|March 23rd, 2022|

Why contingent workforce managers should consider the evolving platform marketplace. The judicious use of them can help solve local skills shortages as well as lower labor costs.
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Staffing firms, others in workforce solutions ecosystem respond to Ukraine invasion

|March 16th, 2022|

The World Employment Confederation, which represents the staffing industry globally, condemned the invasion of Ukraine; many other businesses in the industry have also responded.
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Judge reinstates Trump-era independent contractor rule

|March 16th, 2022|

A federal judge reinstated a Trump-era rule that made it easier for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors, Bloomberg law reported. The rule, issued by the Trump administration in January 2021, was withdrawn by the Biden administration.
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Upwork suspends business in Russia and Belarus

|March 9th, 2022|

Upwork is suspending business operations in Russia and Belarus, starting with shutting down support for new business generation in each country. The move will fully take effect May 1.
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Senators introduce bill that would get tough on H-1B visa usage

|March 9th, 2022|

A new bill to tighten the H-1B visa program — and crack down on foreign outsourcing companies — was proposed by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dick Durbin, D-Illinois.
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California lawmaker introduces pay data reporting bill

|March 2nd, 2022|

Legislation has been introduced in California that would require companies with 100 or more employees to publicly report pay data broken down by race, ethnicity and gender for both direct employees and workers hired through staffing firms.
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