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

Group Cites Temp Safety, Calls for Tougher Rules

January 16, 2013

A new report by the Center for Progressive Reform claims contract labor is bringing new threats to worker safety and calls for the federal government to crack down on firms that use a lot of temps. The group is a Washington-based nonprofit formed in 2002.

Staffing Buyer Pays $96,335 in Back Wages

January 9, 2013

A printing company that used two different staffing firms and timeclocks for its workers pays more than $100,000 in overtime back wages and penalties.

Feds Firm Up Proposed Rules for Healthcare Reform

January 9, 2013

New proposed healthcare reform regulations include language of concern to users of contingent labor.

New IC Bill Relatively “Limited”

December 19, 2012

A new bill meant to simplify the procedure for determining proper independent contractor classification has been introduced in the House, but it appears to have a very narrow focus.

Company to Pay $46,000 in Misclassification

December 19, 2012

A Florida painting firm agreed to pay $46,000 in back wages after it was found to have misclassified 26 employees as independent contractors.

Firm Settles OSHA Case in Temp’s Death

December 19, 2012

A company agreed to pay a $100,000 fine as part of a settlement in the death of a temporary worker, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported. 

EEOC Sues Sony and Staffing Firm

December 12, 2012

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit last week against Sony and its staffing provider alleging the companies violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by terminating a contingent worker because she had a prosthetic leg.

Lawsuit Targets Crowdsourcing Operation

December 12, 2012

CrowdFlower, a crowdsourcing website, faces a lawsuit that claims it pays below minimum wage and misclassifies its workers as independent contractors. 

Federal Unemployment Taxes Rising in 18 States

December 5, 2012

Employers in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands will have to pay more in federal unemployment taxes when they file IRS Form 940 for 2012. Some staffing firms have already warned customers of pending increases.

Walmart: Black Friday Successful Despite Protests

November 28, 2012

Walmart reported its post-Thanksgiving “Black Friday” events were a success despite labor action by some in-store workers and contingent workers employed at warehouses serving the retail giant.