Compliance Solutions

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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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The Cost of Worker Misclassification: Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

As the 38-million-strong independent workforce continues to grow, so does the issue of employee misclassification. The IRS estimates that millions of workers have been misclassified, and according to state-level studies, 10-30% of employers misclassify their employees as independent contractors. While some misclassification is unintentional due to lack of understanding about laws regarding worker classification, sometimes it is done deliberately to…

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What Does Independent Contractor Compliance Mean?

By MBO Partners

When engaging independent contractors, businesses must abide by laws and regulations specific to these workers. Learn the importance of independent contractor compliance, and how to minimize risk for your company.

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How to Avoid Independent Contractor Reclassification

By MBO Partners

Follow these best practices for managing your independent contractor workforce to avoid costly reclassification issues.

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Four Ways to Minimize Worker Misclassification

By MBO Partners

Worker misclassification will always be an inherent risk when engaging independent contractors. Businesses today must decide how to handle differing worker classification laws from federal, state, and local government agencies. Because laws and regulations that dictate worker classification and use of independent contractors are ambiguous and frequently change, legal compliance is challenging. That said, companies…

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The Role of Technology in Finding Top Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

Our current workforce demands a broad talent management plan that integrates a dynamic mix of temporary and full-time workers. A key component of this talent management plan is integrating independent professionals into contemporary workforce programs. Technology is leading the charge in this shift. Traditionally, workforce programs focused on independent talent are managed either in-house or…

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Use our Compliance Checklist to Minimize Contractor Risk

By MBO Partners

Engaging an independent contractor is different than hiring an employee because different laws apply to each category of worker. If your organization engages independent contractors, it is important to consider how your company will comply with relevant laws, policies, and regulations. For example, while companies have the ability to schedule employees and control how they…

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When Can I Classify a Worker as an Independent Contractor?

By MBO Partners

The workforce consists of a variety of workers including full-time employees, temporary workers who may fill seasonal or short-term needs, and contingent workers such as freelancers, independent contractors, or consultants. This diversity of workers gives businesses many benefits including workforce flexibility, access to certain skills on-demand, and the ability to form ready-made teams when a…

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

By MBO Partners

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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