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Archive for July 2018

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Are Independent Contractors Covered?

A common question on the minds of enterprises, staffing firms, and on-demand platforms is: how do we solve for worker injury and workers’ compensation when engaging independent contractors? It’s a hot-button problem with tangible risk, particularly in light of the many lawsuits continuing to underline the issue. As an enterprise, it’s time to start thinking about the risks…

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The Weekly Independent: July 30, 2018

Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. The U.S. government doesn’t know how big the gig economy is, Recode reports. Four major independent workforce themes at 2018 conferences.…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: July, 2018

As the independent workforce continues to grow, so do the issues of worker compliance and misclassification. It is important for enterprises to remain informed about the latest laws, regulations, and developments surrounding these topics. Each month, we’ll bring you the latest news stories from around the web. 1. NY Appellate Court Says Postmates Courier is…

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Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed: 4 Options

Self-employed professionals enjoy the flexibility, control, and creativity an independent career offers, but the challenge and uncertainty of planning for retirement is a common concern. At a traditional job, you have the benefit of built-in retirement options, but this field can be more difficult to navigate on your own. Fortunately, there are a number of solutions…

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How to Overcome Barriers to Landing New Work

Landing new opportunities is a big part of your job as an independent professional, and it is often one of the most challenging. Referrals are a top driver of opportunities, but it’s up to you to find the right people in your network, create strong relationships, and connect with them to find out what’s happening and how…

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9 Self-Employment Tax Deductions You May Overlooking

Properly managing business expenses is not just good business, it’s also a good income strategy for an independent contractor. As a business-of-one, you will likely incur fixed costs that can’t be billed back to a client. You may also need to take care of expenses such as health care and retirement. Each of these fixed or variable costs…

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