Compliance Solutions

What is Worker Misclassification?

By Nathan Gibson

As more companies incorporate independent professional talent into their workforces, the issue of worker misclassification has also been thrown into the spotlight. But what is worker misclassification exactly? First, it’s important to understand that independent contractors—freelancers, consultants, self-employed professionals, side-giggers, etc.—represent a fundamentally different type of worker than your typical W-2 employee. ‘Independent contractor’ is…

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4 Strategies to Reduce Misclassification Risk

By MBO Partners

Today, independent work is part of the normal career portfolio and organizations are increasingly looking for ways to incorporate independent professional talent into their overall workforce strategy. Independents have a lot to offer, and with the right engagement program, they can help an organization thrive. Here are four important strategies to keep in mind if…

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How to Turn Your Independent Workforce into a Competitive Advantage

By MBO Partners

Realize the competitive advantage of making independent talent part of your workforce strategy by creating a program to that brings top talent to your doorstep, compliantly.

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Employment Types: Determine if You Need an Independent Contractor, Temp, or Employee

By MBO Partners

The modern workforce can consist of a variety of talent. Increasingly, businesses are relying on the independent workforce—the millions of Americans who work as contractors, consultants, freelancers, side-giggers, and more—to fill talent needs. Contingent workers can help increase organizational agility, help businesses operate at full capacity, and allow companies to develop or improve products and…

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Hiring Independent Contractors: 5 Common Concerns and How to Overcome Them

By MBO Partners

If your organization is engaging independent contractors for the first time, it may feel like navigating completely new territory. You might have fears about the quality of the final product, what it’ll cost, or the productive use of time and resources—it can be hard to trust someone you’ve never worked with before. Five Benefits of…

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4 Steps to Take in a Worker Classification Audit

By MBO Partners

Any business that engages independent talent will take precautions to minimize the risk of worker misclassification, but if you do find yourself with an IRS audit letter what do you do? Because audits can result in large fines, negative press, back-tax payments, and even class-action lawsuits, the prospect of going through one can be scary….

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5 Worker Misclassification Penalties to Avoid

By MBO Partners

Worker misclassification can result in fines, penalties, lawsuits, and reputation damage. Here’s what you need to know about misclassification and compliance.

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Contingent Workforce Compliance: What Companies Should Know

By MBO Partners

Remain both legally compliant and competitive among peers by understanding how to properly work with independent contractors.

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3 Business Benefits of a Contractor Compliance Program

By MBO Partners

Compliance programs minimize an organization’s exposure to misclassification liability when engaging independent contractors. Learn three key benefits a compliance program can offer your organization.

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Improve Workforce Management with a Chief Freelance Officer

By MBO Partners

Freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, entrepreneurs, etc. create the independent workforce and are changing the way we view and understand work. Today, millions of Americans report working full-time providing professional services. The large majority of these workers have chosen this path of independence and are happy with their choice. From the perspective of enterprises, there…

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