Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: June, 2019

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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. National Labor Relations Board Finds Arbitration Agreement…

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Why Misclassification Risk Can’t Be Ignored

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As the 41-million-strong independent workforce continues to grow, so does the issue of employee misclassification. The IRS estimates that millions of workers have been misclassified, and according to state-level studies, 10-20% of employers misclassify at least one worker as an independent contractor. While some misclassification is unintentional due to lack of understanding about laws regarding worker classification, sometimes it…

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How to Manage Work Overload as an Independent Contractor

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Clients are a crucial part of your business success as an independent professional. Without clients, you would have no work, and therefore no income. Sounds like you should work with as many people as possible, right? Not so fast. There are two reasons why having too many clients can be a problem. 1. Taking on…

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The Pixelated Workforce: A Job For Almost Everyone

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Using data from our 2019 State of Independence Report, this article describes the recent growth of the gig economy. This means the “alternative workforce” isn’t really alternative anymore, it’s now a part of everyday life.

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The Weekly Independent: June 24, 2019

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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. • On…

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3 Key Steps to Take Before Starting a Consulting Business

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More than ever before, the ability to be self-employed is on a lot of people’s minds. Independent work is or has been a part of nearly 48% of American’s careers, a number that is expected to grow to 52% over the next five years. Independence offers the opportunity for greater flexibility, increased career satisfaction, and…

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More Freelancers Feeling Secure

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This article uses data from our 2019 State of Independence in America report to show how independent workers view the security associated with independent work.

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