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Craig Johnson

About Craig Johnson

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

ChatGPT shines spotlight on AI in the workforce ecosystem

|January 18th, 2023|

We take a look at what the new AI tool ChatGPT means for the contingent workforce and ask it to weigh in on its potential future impact on program managers.
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New York considers tying minimum wage to inflation

|January 18th, 2023|

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed raising the state's minimum wage at a rate determined by the Consumer Price Index for Wage Earnings for the Northeast Region.
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FTC proposes ban on noncompetes

|January 11th, 2023|

The agency's proposed rule is based on a preliminary finding that noncompetes can violate Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.
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What contingents want: Listen and adapt

|November 9th, 2022|

Listening to what your contingent workers want and adapting to meet their unique needs will improve their engagement and retention.
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IC roundup: Landmark Uber ruling in New Zealand, companies settle lawsuits

|October 26th, 2022|

Uber drivers were declared employees by the New Zealand Employment Court in a case that could have broader impact; California sees multiple misclassification settlements.
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DOL makes good on IC promise, new rule pending

|October 12th, 2022|

The US Department of Labor is moving forward with a new rule aimed at determining who is an employee and who is an independent contractor. The department announced this week it will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking on Oct. 13.
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Industrial bakery to pay $675,000 to settle contingents’ bias lawsuit

|October 12th, 2022|

A Chicago-area bakery and a staffing firm agreed to pay $1.04 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging racial bias, according to a filing in federal court. An additional $1.3 million is on the table for attorneys fees.
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FTC to crack down on gig economy firms that ‘take advantage’ of workers

|September 21st, 2022|

The Federal Trade Commission last week released a policy statement that outlined issues facing gig workers, such as deception about pay and hours, unfair contract terms and anticompetitive practices by gig economy firms.
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NLRB to revisit joint employment issue again

|September 14th, 2022|

The NLRB will revisit the issue of joint employment as it considers the relationship between client companies and staffing firms when it comes to union representation. However, experts warn of concerns if contingents are included.
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When H-1B is the gauge

|September 14th, 2022|

Indicators point to strong demand for IT talent despite reports of layoffs, writes Editorial Director Craig Johnson in a Staffing Stream blog post.
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