Compliance Solutions

3 Ways to Ensure Success When Engaging Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Growing demand, enabling technology, and expanding supply are three key factors leading to the continuing growth of the independent workforce in America today. In 2023, just over 72 million people reported working independently. As more organizations incorporate independent talent as part of their workforce, it becomes increasingly important to be aware of the legal complexities…

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How to Ensure Compliance for Non-Traditional Independent Workers

By Cori McKee

As the way work gets done changes and companies continue to seek high-demand and often specialized skills, hiring managers are tapping workers from non-traditional talent pools. The most notable of these are digital nomads and members of the creator economy.   Engaging Digital Nomads Requires Extra Attention  While independent professionals pursuing a digital nomad work style…

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W-2 vs. 1099: 10 Differences for Employers

By MBO Partners

Employee misclassification can be detrimental to your business. Here are 10 key differences between 1099 independent contractors and W2 employees that you should know.

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The Legal Landscape: Navigating Compliance with Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Engaging independent contractors comes with many benefits: increased staffing flexibility, access to in-demand skills, cost savings, and a workforce for project-based work. But in exchange for these advantages, companies must be aware of how to navigate compliance in order to operate legally when engaging contingent workers. From a legal perspective, independent contractors fall under a…

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What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk and How to Avoid It (Guide)

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What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk and How to Avoid It (Guide)

By MBO Partners

Learn what causes independent contractor engagement risk and how to mitigate that risk.

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When to Classify a Worker as an Independent Contractor

By MBO Partners

Today’s workforce includes full-time employees, temporary workers to fill seasonal or short-term needs, and contingent workers such as freelancers, independent contractors, or consultants. Businesses benefit from this diversity of workers. Workforce diversity gives companies have more workforce flexibility, access to specialized skills on-demand, and the ability to form ready-made teams when a project need arises….

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5 Worker Misclassification Mistakes to Avoid

By MBO Partners

Deciding how to classify workers is an important and can often be quite complicated. Whether you classify someone as an employee or a contractor will dictate how you pay taxes as an employer, how the worker is paid, whether they are eligible for benefits, and how they are managed on a daily basis. Below, we…

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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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Worker Classification Tests: DOL, IRS, State Tests for Classifying Workers

By MBO Partners

Worker classification is a topic of increasing importance as the independent workforce continues to grow in number. Workers can be classified as employees or independent contractors. Understanding the difference between these two types of classifications is very important for enterprises.  Independent Contractors vs. Employees Independent contractor is a legal term for workers who are not…

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