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.
April 30, 2014
The number of temporary workers who died from workplace injuries rose in 2012, according to revised numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics last week. Workplace fatalities are a concern for everyone, and staffing buyers are often fined when such incidents occur.
April 30, 2014
A proposed California law that would impose joint liability on staffing buyers for such things as wages, employment taxes and workers’ comp was passed by the state’s Assembly Labor and Employment Committee in a 5-2 vote on April 24.
April 23, 2014
A company's use of credit checks to screen job applicants was upheld earlier this month by a federal appeals court, but contingent workforce users must still be careful to make sure background checks don’t run afoul of the law.
April 16, 2014
Patients get the best care when treated in units staffed by nurses with the most experience. Further, it may be more cost-effective for hospitals to pay their own nurses overtime rather than use staffing firms, according to a study released by the Columbia University School of Nursing and the Columbia... More
April 9, 2014
Companies hoping to bring in H-1B visa workers this year will have to depend on their luck. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday the number of visas requested exceeded the annual caps in the first week. The agency will now hold a lottery to determine who will get the visas.
April 3, 2014
- Legislation could raise Affordable Care Act’s definition of full-time employee
- OSHA discusses who is responsible for recording temps’ injuries
- Legislation would raise federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour
- White House looking at update to ‘white collar’ overtime exemption
- Federal agencies... More
April 2, 2014
It’s important to be mindful of your staffing firms’ finances, because an unexpected bankruptcy filing could be a huge disruption. While a supplier’s filing this week should pose no problems for the buyers involved, it serves as a wake-up call to ensure your suppliers are solvent.
March 26, 2014
Employers that misclassified workers in New York State were assessed nearly $12.2 million in unemployment insurance contributions during 2013, according to an annual report released last month by the New York State Department of Labor.
March 19, 2014
Four background check companies signed agreements in New York State to avoid illegal hiring practices, the New York State Attorney General’s Office announced last week. The background check firms are HireRight Inc., First Advantage, General Information Services Inc. and Sterling Infosystems.
March 13, 2014
What makes employees love their workplace? Many think it’s the lavish perks that draw workers in, but according to workers at this year’s Best Staffing Firms to Work For, it’s more about management, empowerment and success.