John Zappe

About the Author

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John Zappe is Editor of The Fordyce Letter and a Contributing Editor to ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. Never a recruiter, he instead built online employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. 

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with digital content operations, focusing on audience development and content marketing. And when he's not doing either, he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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California Rules Uber Driver Is An Employee

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In a decision that has potentially far-reaching implications for the so-called gig or sharing economy, the California Labor Commission ruled that a driver for Uber is an employee and not a contractor. Uber is appealing. Filed in San Francisco state court Tuesday, the decision stemmed from a dispute between Uber and one of…

California Labor Commission Says Uber Driver is an Employee, Not a Contractor

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In a decision that has potentially far-reaching implications, the California Labor Commission ruled that a driver for Uber is an employee and not a contractor. Uber is appealing. The June 3 decision, which came to light Tuesday when Uber filed an appeal in state court, stemmed from a dispute between Uber and one…

Congress Again Considering Temp Worker Tax Simplification Law

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One of the bigger headaches for staffing firms that place temp workers across state lines is the jumble of tax laws that have to be considered. Agencies who contract with a back-office provider or a payroll service may only need one aspirin, but for those firms who handle their own payroll, figuring out…

Employers Turning to Agencies to Fill Toughest Jobs

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Online job postings for tech and accounting professionals have cooled significantly since 2013 when so many companies were hiring accountants and software engineers that the jobs were among the most advertised online. Now they’ve been replaced by retail and customer facing jobs on Wanted Analytics’ list of the Top 25 Most Common Jobs…