Craig Johnson is Managing Editor of Staffing Industry Review and Staffing Industry Analysts Daily News. Johnson joined Staffing Industry Analysts in 2006. He has more than 17 years of experience as a journalist.
March 6, 2013
A federal judge in Texas upheld a company’s practice of classifying gate attendants as independent contractors and not employees, thwarting the U.S. Department of Labor’s effort to reclassify the workers as employees and force the company to pay more than $6 million in back wages.
February 25, 2013
With employer penalties now less than a year away, staffing firms need to prepare themselves for the effects of the Affordable Care Act.
February 19, 2013
A group of 15 Boston-area restaurants agreed to pay $424,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to 409 employees to resolve allegations the workers were underpaid by the restaurants and their staffing provider, the U.S. Department of Labor reported.
February 20, 2013
A Pennsylvania company was ordered to pay $1.3 million in back wages to 14,568 current and former employees the U.S. Department of Labor determined were misclassified as independent contractors.
February 13, 2013
Computer maker HP has issued guidelines for the use of student and temporary workers at its manufacturing facilities across China, mandating fair remuneration and social insurance, among other expectations.
February 13, 2013
Bacardi Bottling Corp. faces penalties of nearly $200,000 in the wake of a temporary worker’s death, OSHA reported Monday. Meanwhile, Bacardi says it has already addressed or put in place plans that resolve all safety and health matters identified by the agency.
February 6, 2013
Meeting healthcare coverage requirements under U.S. healthcare reform will likely mean a small, single-digit percentage increase to the overall pay rates for the company’s temporary workers, Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) CFO Keith Waddell said in a conference call with analysts on Jan.... More
February 1, 2013
Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland A’s, helped usher in the stats revolution in baseball. We explore what it might mean for the staffing industry.
January 30, 2013
Apple Inc. required suppliers to reimburse $6.4 million in excess recruiter fees to contract workers at foreign operations in 2012. The computer maker also turned in a labor agency in China that had knowingly supplied underage workers to a factory.
January 22, 2013
More than $9.5 million in back wages has been collected for 11,400 workers misclassified as independent contractors since September 2011, the U.S. Department of Labors’ Wage and Hour Division announced last week.