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Craig Johnson

About Craig Johnson

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

Vaccine mandate for large employers but contingent impact unclear

|September 15th, 2021|

Companies with 100 or more employees are preparing to abide by President Biden’s new vaccine mandate, but how will the Emergency Temporary Standard apply to contingent workers?
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Talent shortage: Number of US contingent workers declines in 2020

|September 1st, 2021|

Staffing buyers report difficulty finding enough workers as the US economy emerges from the pandemic. The reasons could range from increased unemployment payments to childcare concerns to fear of getting sick.
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Denial rates for H-1B visa petitions plunge

|September 1st, 2021|

Denial rates for H-1B visa petitions were lower during the first two quarters of the 2021 federal fiscal year compared to the same period in 2020, according to research from a nonpartisan policy research organization.
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Prop 22 ruled unconstitutional

|August 25th, 2021|

A California judge ruled last week that Proposition 22, which allows companies like Uber and Lyft to classify their drivers as independent contractors, violates the state’s constitution.
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Report criticizes tech firms’ staffing practices, says contingents disempowered

|August 25th, 2021|

A report by the National Employment Law Project and Temp Worker Justice claims the use of contingent workers creates a two-tier system that leaves contingents with fewer rights and less power, and calls for equal pay, joint-employer liability and transparency.
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Your talent: 68% would consider career change; many organizations plan salary increases to attract new employees

|August 17th, 2021|

Workers in search of better work-life balance and higher pay are willing to switch careers, according to a report by FlexJobs. In addition, Salary.com found that most organizations in the US plan to increase base salaries to attract new employees within the next six months.
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Postmates settles Seattle sick leave law allegations for nearly $1 million

|August 11th, 2021|

Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards announced an agreement last week with Postmates Inc. for the company to pay $972,075.89 to settle allegations under the city’s Covid-19-related Gig Worker Paid Sick and Safe Time ordinance.
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A new training prototype

|July 21st, 2021|

An emerging training model in the IT space is catching on. Called recruit-train-deploy, this method of developing a skilled workforce is helping bridge the talent gap.
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Skills apocalypse: Train your contingents

|July 14th, 2021|

Finding workers with the right skills is a persistent problem for contingent workforce programs; upskilling is an option to help find the workers your program needs. We take a look at a few different training models.
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Buyer to pay $1.45 million in racial harassment suit; failed to take immediate and corrective action

|July 14th, 2021|

The Ohio-based medical and laboratory product manufacturer and distributor and its staffing firm did not take immediate corrective action when workers complained, according to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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