Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News May 2021

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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. United States Department of Labor Withdraws Independent…

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How to Handle Common Client Challenges

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When you run your own business, you’ll inevitably encounter a roadblock, situation, or circumstance that make it difficult to successfully perform your work. It’s not uncommon to struggle with knowing when to speak up or when to make your client aware of issues or limitations. When it comes to client relationships, the prospect of having…

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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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How to Retain Top Independent Talent

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Finding skilled independent talent that meets the needs of your organization isn’t easy to do. Independent professionals bring flexibility, lower employment costs, and a cadre of talent, helping companies remain agile and competitive among peers. If your organization is engaging independent talent, you’re likely already aware of these benefits. But to keep top talent coming…

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Four Tips for Hiring Your First Employee

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Independent professionals are often drawn to their career path because of the ability to work when and where they like, enjoy complete control over their work, and help their business reach its full potential. However, many independents who realize success will find that at a certain point taking their business to the next level will require more resources and…

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The Weekly Independent: May 24, 2021

The Weekly Independent

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. Learn how…

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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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CASE STUDY: Big 4 Consulting Firm Updates their Approach to Independent Contractor Compliance

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CASE STUDY Vertical: Professional Services | Type: Misclassification and Compliance When enterprises engage independent contractor talent, they must take steps to comply with relevant laws, policies, and regulations in order to operate legally. Compliance means many things—from preventing harassment and discrimination, to safeguarding sensitive data and building a safe workplace. And, when it comes to…

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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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How to Take a Vacation as an Independent Professional

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It’s no secret that work-life balance is important, but managing a small business comes with big responsibility, and it’s not uncommon to have to put work before play. Summer can be a challenging time to find a moment to relax—kids are on vacation, family and friends are visiting, or you may be gearing up for a busy…

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