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

Judge Rejects Feds’ IC Argument

6 March 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

25 February 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

19 February 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

20 February 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.

HP Moves to Protect Contingents in China

13 February 2013

Computer maker HP has issued guidelines for the use of student and temporary workers at its manufacturing facilities across China, mandating fair remuneration and social insurance, among other expectations. 

Bacardi Faces Fines in Temp’s Death

13 February 2013

Bacardi Bottling Corp. faces penalties of nearly $200,000 in the wake of a temporary worker’s death, OSHA reported Monday. Meanwhile, Bacardi says it has already addressed or put in place plans that resolve all safety and health matters identified by the agency.

Professional Staffing Firm Estimates Its ACA Costs

6 February 2013

Meeting healthcare coverage requirements under U.S. healthcare reform will likely mean a small, single-digit percentage increase to the overall pay rates for the company’s temporary workers, Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) CFO Keith Waddell said in a conference call with analysts on Jan.... More

Out of the Ballpark

1 February 2013

Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland A’s, helped usher in the stats revolution in baseball. We explore what it might mean for the staffing industry.

Apple Suppliers Reimburse Foreign Contingents’ Excess Recruiting Fees

30 January 2013

Apple Inc. required suppliers to reimburse $6.4 million in excess recruiter fees to contract workers at foreign operations in 2012. The computer maker also turned in a labor agency in China that had knowingly supplied underage workers to a factory.

Feds Collect $9.5 Million for Misclassified ICs

22 January 2013

More than $9.5 million in back wages has been collected for 11,400 workers misclassified as independent contractors since September 2011, the U.S. Department of Labors’ Wage and Hour Division announced last week.