Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: November, 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. Illinois’ Human Rights Act Protects Independent Contractors…

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4 Small Business Partnerships to Develop for Business Growth

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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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5 Questions to Ask Before Becoming Self Employed

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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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How to Make the Most of Black Friday as an Independent Contractor

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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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The Weekly Independent: November 25, 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. • How…

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Why Does the IRS Care About Worker Classification?

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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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5 Ways to Market Yourself on a Job Search Website

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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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Why Consultants Should Network with Peers

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Networking is an incredibly important part of any independent professionals’ job. When you run your own business and are responsible for securing your own work, the more high-quality connections you can establish the better. When thinking about how to build out your network, your first inclination might be to reach out to people in your…

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The Weekly Independent: November 18, 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. • Well-paid…

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How to Reduce the Risk of Worker Misclassification

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Worker misclassification is a complex topic that does not have a straightforward solution. Often, misclassification can be unintentional because businesses simply do not have a full understanding of the laws regarding how to classify their workers, but it can also be done intentionally to reduce labor costs or avoid payroll taxes. Regardless of why misclassification…

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