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. Illinois’ Human Rights Act Protects Independent Contractors…

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If you’re considering starting your own business, you probably have done some research and have a checklist of what you need to have in place to start off on the right foot. That list might include a business plan, marketing strategy, financial goals, or a host of other things that are key to building a…

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September 14-15, 2020 Dallas, Texas MBO will be highly involved in the annual CWS Summit, the largest peer-to-peer networking event for contingent workforce professionals. This event features case studies and real-world solutions for the evolving challenges in managing today’s workforce solutions program. Whether your program is new and in search of tools to get started…

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September 15-17, 2020 Dallas, Texas Join MBO at the convergence of talent and technology at SIA’s Collaboration in the Gig Economy event. Work is no longer defined as direct hire or contingent and all iterations of how, when and where people choose to work require new ways of managing talent programs. Problem-solve alongside all players…

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Spring, 2020 MBO Partners will hold the 9th iteration of this exclusive, invitation-only event. Designed for senior executives who are interested in current trends, issues and opportunities for engaging top independent professionals. The highly interactive day will include workshops on and in-depth discussion around the latest data, issues, practices and predictions pertaining to the evolving…

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If you’re considering self-employment, there has never been a better time to make the leap to independence. Today, many individuals are pursuing an independent careers and companies are increasingly engaging independent talent. That’s not too surprising as self-employment offers many advantages such as the ability to pursue your passion, control your own schedule, and be…

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Tis the season… for holiday shopping, that is. The holidays are prime season for consumer spending, and there’s no reason why independent contractors can’t capitalize on Black Friday spending just like any other retailer. Last year, 174 million people went shopping online or in-store over Thanksgiving weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. And those…

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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. • How…

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Contingent workers are a growing and increasingly prominent part of our workforce today. As more people choose independent work as a career path, the issue of worker misclassification is growing as well. 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…

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When building an online job-seeking profile as an independent professional, you want to put your best foot forward and show prospective clients who you are and what you have to offer. While it’s important to fill out all of the information that’s typically required like your education and work history there are a few other…

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