Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News September 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. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Lower…

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MBO Partners® Named Second Largest Global Talent Platform by Research Group Staffing Industry Analysts  

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUSTIN, TX – September 29, 2021​ – MBO Partners®, the leading technology platform powering relationships between independent professional talent and enterprise organizations, has been named the second largest global player in its field per the new Talent Platform Landscape report from research firm Staffing Industry Analysts. Its recently acquired open innovation platform,…

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Is the digital nomad dream dead? We hope not…

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As borders closed and remote work boomed, the rules of the game changed overnight. For digital nomads, this brought unexpected challenges – and new opportunities. Research by MBO Partners found that 10.9 million Americans already identify as digital nomads, another 19 million plan to become nomadic within three years, and another 64 million are considering it.…

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7 Books for Remote Workers

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If you’re one of the many independent professionals who work remotely, you know how great the flexibility can be. The ability to personalize your work space, take ownership over how you complete your work, and finding routines that work for you are great perks. But all benefits aside, it can still be a challenge to…

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The U.S. Independent Workforce Increased by 34% Since 2020


Although many things about work have changed over the past year and a half, one of the defining moments of this time may very well be the dramatic shift to freelance and independent work during the coronavirus pandemic. In its 11th annual State of Independence in America survey, workforce solutions provider MBO Partners revealed that many…

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It’s Time to Embrace the Agile Workforce

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Independent contractors offer many strategic benefits to businesses, but the most evident and exciting trend I’m seeing is how independent contractors are being used to enable some forward-thinking businesses to challenge more “traditional” working models. When used optimally, independent contractors allow businesses to drive growth and reduce overheads by creating an accessible and agile workforce…

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Small Business Outlook – Entrepreneurship Beckons


We first reported an uptick in startups about a year ago. And now a new study from MBO Partners® shows that 2021’s economic recovery and changing attitudes about work has driven an increase in the number of independent workers to 51.1 million, “an unprecedented 34% rise in workers taking the leap to independent careers.” MBO Partners calls…

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