Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News May 2021

misclassification and compliance news

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. United States Department of Labor Withdraws Independent…

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So, You Want to Become a Digital Nomad

New York Times

Let’s say you’re thinking about becoming a digital nomad this summer, making the most of your company’s work-from-home policy as borders reopen before the bosses require you back in the office. About 10.9 million Americans last year described themselves as digital nomads — people who work remotely and tend to travel from place to place…

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These are the best 10 countries for remote workers

New York Post

While various parts of the globe begin to reopen as more people get vaccinated, remote workers might feel inspired to go abroad. Conversely, 17 million people reportedly aspire to become a digital nomad one day, according to research from MBO Partners.

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The Best Destinations For Digital Nomads: A New Survey


Covid-19 has forced millions of professionals around the world to abandon their office and relocate to a remote style of work. Despite these lifestyle challenges, digital nomading is likely to return to growth as the pandemic abates. MBO Partners, in their most recent report, found there are 10.9 million digital nomads, up from just 7.6 million in…

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Remote work made digital nomads possible. The pandemic made them essential

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Digital nomads, ironically, are easy to locate. By nature of their lifestyle, many have built careers on the internet: sharing snapshots of dreamy landscapes spun from coconut palm trees and rainbow-colored villas, hosting blogs that detail the ins and outs of life perpetually on the road. In 2019, consulting firm MBO Partners found that 7.3 million American workers described themselves…

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Digital ‘nomadland’: Jacksonville earns top rank as best U.S. city for tech-savvy remote workers

Florida Times Union

As part of what some are calling the Great Reshuffling, digital nomads relocate often, keeping familial and work connections online as they seek new adventures for months in unfamiliar destinations. That was borne out by talent provider MBO Partners’ 2020 “COVID-19 and the Rise of the Digital Nomad” report, which shows that the number of digital nomads nationwide jumped by 49 percent…

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Will going back to the office stimulate productivity?

The Banker

Once an organisation understands what its workforce is doing, it can then reorganise the work better, as well as automate many administrative and repetitive tasks. Now new talent platforms are emerging, such as Upwork and MBO Partners, which are building private talent exchanges for several enterprises. This allows organisations to respond to the ebbs and…

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‘Digital nomads’ find their groove in pandemic environment

Inside NOVA

Nearly 11 million American workers currently describe themselves as digital nomads, an increase of 49 percent from 2019, according to independent talent provider MBO Partners’ 2020 State of Independence research study. In 2020, the number of traditional workers working as digital nomads grew 96 percent, from 3.2 million to 6.3 million, according to the study.

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