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

New IC Bill Relatively “Limited”

19 December 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

19 December 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

19 December 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

12 December 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

12 December 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

5 December 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

28 November 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. 

Exit Right

21 November 2012

It takes careful planning to make your staffing firm attractive as an acquisition. We spoke with experts in the field to find out what staffing owners can do to increase their firms’ worth.

Post Election: Prepare for Healthcare Reform

14 November 2012

Last week’s election cleared the way for the Affordable Care Act, also known as healthcare reform. That means contingent workforce buyers could see costs rise as future provisions of the healthcare reform take affect such as the employer mandate set for 2014.

Former IC Sues FedEx Ground

7 November 2012

A new lawsuit claims FedEx Ground Package System Inc. violated the U.S. Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act in how it operates through independent contractor drivers.