Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: April, 2019

Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News April, 2019

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. Texas Says App-Based Gig Workers Are Not…

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5 Ways to Refresh Your Brand as an Independent Consultant

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Building a brand, standing out from your competition, and communicating a unique value proposition are all challenges of being an independent professional, but can be some of your biggest opportunities as well. As an independent, you have the freedom and ability to refresh your brand, expand your service offerings, and become known as an expert…

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How to Mitigate Risk through Compliance

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The modern workforce has seen a dramatic shift away from the salaried 9-5 employee, and towards a mosaic of independent contractors engaged by enterprises for specific projects. While the gig economy is in many ways a more efficient and productive model, it’s also a less secure one. That’s not to say that engaging independent contractors…

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Facebook Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

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Social media can play an important role in marketing your small business, providing you with the opportunity to use the same tools and access the same online audience as a large company. Facebook is a great way to connect with your audience on a more personal level, provide potential customers with information about your business, and…

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5 Ways to Be Compliant when Filing Self Employed Taxes

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Life as an independent professional involves a different approach than that of a full-time employee, and the same can be said for independents come tax time. Since many independents receive payment on a 1099, it’s important to note that tax time for independents isn’t as straightforward as simply plugging a few numbers into an online…

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Small Business Insurance Coverages, Endorsements, and Exclusions

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If you’re an independent professional, you’ve likely gotten a contract that required business insurance. While the flexibility and autonomy of working independently are a large part of what draws so many people away from the traditional W-2 lifestyle, they also means you have to navigate the complicated world of business insurance on your own. Liability…

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