Top Independent Contractor Compliance Stories from 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. 2021 was a fascinating year for independent contractor compliance. Here’s a look at some top stories. 1. Trump DOL announced new…

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MBO Partners® Receives Certification to ISO 9001 Standards

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ISO 9001:2015 issued to MBO Partners after demonstrated ability to meet customer, statutory, and regulatory standards   MBO Partners, the leading deep job platform designed for enterprise and independent contractor use, announced today it has obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification.  “MBO Partners is proud to have achieved ISO 9001 certification in its first year of trying,” said…

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Digital Nomad – Fad or New Norm

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Imagine a work culture without offices allowing you to work while traveling to different cities of the world. Before 2019, this would have been a dream, however, it is possible in the current scenario, post-pandemic. According to, the “Digital nomad” is not the only term (or always the most popular nor preferred), but it is the…

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U.S. Sees Sharpest Rise in Independent Workforce in More Than 50 Years

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MBO Partners latest data report shows record-breaking growth in number of independent workers from 38 million in 2020 to over 51 million in 2021 AUSTIN, TX – December 7, 2021​ – MBO Partners released its 11th Annual State of Independence in America report, the country’s longest-running end-to-end study of the American independent workforce. In the…

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The Pros and Cons of Working From Anywhere


The idea of being able to work from anywhere was something I romanticized and worked hard toward for years. Following the corporate ladder and tolerating an uninspiring job to retire when you are old is a worldview not held by digital nomads, and this is why most of them are self-employed, freelancers, consultants, developers and/or entrepreneurs. According…

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Staff Spotlight: Bittu Ahlawat, SVP of Product Engineering


This month we spoke to Bittu Ahlawat, a SVP of Product Engineering who is leading MBO into the future of product development. Under his guidance MBO has bee able to keep allowing our clients to do the work they love, the way they want, each and every day.

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Thanks, TikTok: Why Your Feed Is Full of Creators


Social media influencers, now better known as creators, have, in some ways, taken over platforms this year. You can’t scroll your feed without seeing some creator talking about their latest favorite skincare product. Experts say creators have become the backbone of social media this past year, and platforms are taking note and following the creator…

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Post-COVID Workforce Trends Driving the Labor Market

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According to the BTG report, hand in hand with the Great Resignation, the Great Realization is a workforce trend in which “workers are re-examining the way they choose to pursue careers, find professional and personal fulfillment, and manage their income and lifestyles.” This isn’t a completely new development. As tracked by MBO Partners’ State of Independence Report, the…

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