Archive for May 2016

Morning Shift: Business Services Company Suggests New Class of Worker

MBO Partners, a management services company, is out with a report today calling for the federal government to create a formal certification process for independent workers who would be known as the “Certified Self-Employed.” This new class of worker “would spur a new industry to service independents, providing them with elements of traditional employment,” like…

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Will This New Labor Classification Save Gig Workers’ Careers?

Under the proposal released this morning [by MBO Partners], independent workers would be able to seek a special certification signifying that they have formally declared their status as independent workers and have opted out of the protections given to traditional employees. Companies who hired the certified workers would be safe from having the workers reclassified…

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MBO Partners Proposal to Address Part of the Worker Classification Conundrum

MBO Partners released a policy proposal Tuesday for the institution of a new “worker certification” called Certified Self-Employed (CSE). The proposal lays out a certification program through which workers who meet certain program criteria and comply with program requirements would be designated self-employed. The certification, proposed to be administered and governed by the federal government’s…

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MBO Proposes ‘Certified’ Solution to Independent Contractor Question​

Misclassifying an independent contractor can prove costly — for example, FedEx recently agreed to settle a misclassification suit for $228 million. On the other hand, properly classifying a worker isn’t always easy; laws and regulations are complex and differ by location…But MBO Partners believes it has a solution in the form of a new “certified…

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MBO Partners Proposes Modernization of Independent Workforce Regulations with new “Certified Self-Employed” Designation

The nation’s largest provider of services for independent contractors proposes a national designation to simplify worker classification for America’s growing independent contractor workforce. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Dolmatch (212) 784-5709 mdolmatch@groupgordon.com   MBO Partners Proposes Modernization of Independent Workforce Regulations with new “Certified Self-Employed” Designation The nation’s largest provider of services for independent contractors…

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The Weekly Independent: May 2, 2016

Being a successful independent contractor or a client of choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. MBO CEO…

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