Craig Johnson

Senior Managing Editor

Craig Johnson
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Craig Johnson is Senior 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

Voters in four states raise minimum wages; Mass. approves sick leave law

12 November 2014

Voters in four states and several cities approved increases in minimum wages, and an advisory referendum to raise the minimum wage was OK’d in a fifth state. Voters also weighed in on mandatory paid sick leave with Massachusetts voters approving a new sick leave law.

No hospital coverage? Plans won’t qualify as way to avoid ACA penalties — but relief offered

5 November 2014

Federal agencies rejected a health plan setup that would have allowed employers to avoid ACA penalties while offering coverage to workers that, while affordable, did not cover in-patient hospitalization.

The M&A saga continues: VMS & MSP provider acquired

5 November 2014

Investment firm Investcorp acquired PRO Unlimited — which offers VMS, MSP and independent contractor compliance/payrolling services — in a $300 million-plus deal announced last week.

The H-1B fight: Report weighs in and lists companies with most requests

29 October 2014

The debate over H-1B temporary visas is ongoing, but a recent report sheds light on the arguments and lists the companies with the most requests.

2014 Staffing Executive Compensation Analysis

28 October 2014

  • Total compensation rose by a median 6.9 percent in 2013 among the two highest-paid executives — in some cases only data on one executive was available — at a selection of 58 publicly traded staffing firms based in Europe, the US, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
  • Median total compensation... More

Feds likely to cut staffing firms’ ‘minimum value’ response under ACA

22 October 2014

The federal government be poised to disallow a type of healthcare plan that cuts costs and allows staffing firms to avoid penalties under the Affordable Care Act when employer mandates take effect next year, which may mean higher costs for staffing buyers. 

Supreme Court weighs staffing buyer security line pay

15 October 2014

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in a case where staffing firm workers are seeking pay for time spent waiting in security screening lines when leaving the warehouse of staffing client Amazon.com. The outcome of the case could affect all companies with such security systems in place.... More

Fatal injuries rise among contractors

8 October 2014

The number of “contractors” in the US who died from fatal workplace injuries rose in 2013, according to preliminary numbers released last month by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Watch out: Staffing buyer cited in safety case, not provider

1 October 2014

A hobby and craft paints maker faces more than $84,000 in penalties for exposing permanent and temporary workers to amputation, electrical and other safety hazards, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Monday.

Court rejects attorney’s overtime demand against buyer, staffing firm

24 September 2014

A federal judge in New York last week dismissed a class action lawsuit brought by an attorney working through a staffing firm against a buyer and its provider for overtime pay.