Startups Scramble to Define ‘Employee’

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While there are no definitive statistics around the number of workers involved in the on-demand economy, consulting firm MBO Partners estimated 17.9 million people worked in 2014 as independents for 15 hours or more a week.

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Why more workers are saying ëno thanksí to a full-time job

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The number of independent workers increased by 12 percent in the past five years, and nearly 80 percent of those who work for themselves plan on remaining independent, according to a new report by MBO Partners. One in seven non-independent workers is considering going freelance. Nearly 80 percent of freelance workers say that theyíre happier…

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Why Do People Become Freelancers?

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Intuit INTU +1.6% projects that by 2020 40% of Americans will be freelancing, a study by the Freelancers Union found that†34% of the American workforce is already freelancing, and MBO Partners found that there are currently almost 18 million full-time independent workers today.

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This Is Why You Should Consider Dumping Your Traditional Job

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According to the 2015 edition of the State of Independence report from MBO Partners, a business services company focusing on the self-employed, 79% of independent workers say they are happier working on their own. The full report will not be released until the fall, but Steve King, partner at the small business analysis firm Emergent…

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