Craig Johnson

Managing Editor, Staffing Publications

Craig Johnson
cjohnsonSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

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.

Recent Articles

Feds Sue Staffing Firms, Buyers Over 800 Workers

April 17, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor claims more than 800 workers were misclassified as something other than employees and sued two staffing firms and two buyers.

Hiring Manager? Not at This Tech Giant

April 17, 2013

No-contact rules rank as a common complaint by staffing suppliers under managed service provider programs, but the practice at one technology giant casts a different light on the relationship between “hiring” and “manager.”

Lottery Decides H-1B Visa Recipients

April 10, 2013

Staffing users may not get the H-1B visas they want this year. As of Friday, more petitions for H-1B visas have been received than are slots available. 

EEOC Guidance Complicates Background Check Process

April 10, 2013

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity released new guidance last year over the use of background checks that led to confusion, but experts say background checks are still doable as long as firms remain within the rules.

EEOC background check guidance adds difficulty for staffing firms

April 5, 2013

  • Revised guidance causing difficulties for staffing firms
  • Change in rules aimed at "disparate impact" on some groups
  • New, more complicated rules, make it harder to be compliant

Illinois: Use Licensed Labor Agencies or Face Fines

April 3, 2013

Companies contracting with day and temporary labor agencies for their staffing needs in Illinois must verify the suppliers are licensed by the state.

Firm to Pay in IC Case Despite Contract

April 3, 2013

A California trucking company must pay $107,802 in a case that shows some states continue to target IC misclassification and agreements with workers may not be enough to shield buyers from litigation.

Printing Company Repays Misclassified ICs

March 27, 2013

A printing company paid $31,863 in back wages to 69 employees after an investigation found that workers were improperly classified as independent contractors during a 90-day probationary period.

Proposed Legislation Could Deny H-1B Visas

March 27, 2013

Contingent workforce buyers using H-1B visa workers could be in for a rude shock. Legislation proposed by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, could prohibit staffing firms from bringing in H-1B visa holders.

Growth Slows in U.S. Staffing Prices

March 20, 2013

Prices paid for staffing services in the U.S. rose in February from a year ago, but the increase was the lowest since March 2012, according to data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.