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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: May, 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. The NLRB and DOL Released Documents Saying Gig…

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5 Ways to Present Client Testimonials

Client referrals and recommendations are a great marketing tool for independent professionals. Testimonials give your business credibility and are particularly helpful for prospective clients who may be considering your services. What other people say about your work is an important part of their decision-making process—testimonials often are the main driver of purchasing decisions. So, once…

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The Weekly Independent: May 28, 2019

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. • Five…

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3 Creative Business Growth Strategies That Work

From maintaining a pipeline of projects, running your back office, and drafting proposals, to holding client meetings and managing finances, there are a seemingly endless amount of tasks associated with independent work. The life of an independent contractor is both busy and exciting. While it can be easy to get caught up in daily tasks, the continued…

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How to Write an Independent Contractor Agreement: 7 Terms to Include

Contracts are a must in any business relationship, but they’re particularly important for independent contractors to provide: legal protection, establish roles and responsibilities, and outline services to be performed The content of your contract should provide as much protection as possible, while also clearly establishing expectations of both parties. The exact language and sections included in…

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4 Self-Employed Tax Advantages

Being self-employed may not always be simple, but it definitely has its rewards. Doing what you love and having the flexibility that comes with being your own boss can certainly make the challenges worthwhile. In some cases, being self-employed can also have some less obvious tax advantages. Making sure you plan according to the tax…

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3 Ways Employee Misclassification Can Impact Your Business

As more companies begin to integrate independent professional talent into their fulltime workforce, the risk of worker misclassification increases. Whether your business has been engaging independent contractors for years or is just beginning use independent talent, it is increasingly important to put measures in place to help correctly classify talent as either traditional employees—recipients of…

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