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

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.

Firms Seeking H-1Bs Could Be Out of Luck

March 20, 2013

Companies seeking H-1B temporary worker visas to bring skilled talent to the U.S. may be out of luck because of expected increase in demand.

‘Ghost Rider’ IC Sues Buyers Over Stunt Injuries

March 13, 2013

A stuntman working as an independent contractor for the film Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance filed a lawsuit last week against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. after being seriously injured in a stunt gone wrong last year.

Judge Rejects Feds’ IC Argument

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.