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

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.

The Good, the Bad and the Uncertain

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.

Clients to Pay $424,000 to Workers

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.

Firm to Pay $1.3 Million in IC Misclassification

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.