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5 Ways a Chief Freelance Officer Can Improve Workforce Management

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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How Worker Misclassification Impacts Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

As the 64.6 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…

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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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8 Ways to Effectively Engage Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

Engaging independent contractors shouldn’t be complicated. Yes, navigating the risk of worker misclassification can be daunting, but there are ways to simplify the process. Many businesses today engage independent talent as part of their total workforce. As the use of independent talent has become more mainstream, so has the engagement process.    Follow these eight tips…

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3 Ways to Stay Compliant When Hiring Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

More than 41 million Americans are currently working independently on a full- or part-time basis and we predict that by 2027, more than half of the workforce will be, or will have worked independently. This means that if you aren’t doing so already, you’ll likely be engaging some of this independent talent soon. But read…

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9 Common Contractor Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them (Guide)

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9 Common Contractor Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them (Guide)

By MBO Partners

The number of people working as independent professionals in the United States is steadily rising. As this workforce continues to grow, so do the number of companies tapping into this talent source.

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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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When is an Independent Contractor Really an Employee?

By MBO Partners

What is an Independent Contractor vs. Employee? These definitions will help you understand how each type of worker is defined: Employee A full-time employee works for a single employer and that employer has a say over the work they do and how that work gets done. An employer can control the hours, location, and type…

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Create an Agile Workforce Using Independent Professional Talent

By MBO Partners

Workforce optimization: it’s something every enterprise strives for. When your workforce is agile, flexible, and fluid, it is best able to meet the demands of your business. Companies that use independent contractors as part of their workforce strategy realize significant cost savings per engagement, as well as access to top talent and accelerated business outcomes. …

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4 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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