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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.