For Enterprises

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Independent Contractor Classification: How Certification May Help Reduce Compliance Risk

By MBO Partners

The growth and innovation of the American workplace has outpaced the evolution of laws and rules. A modern solution is very necessary to (re)stimulate this innovation. With this in mind, this week, we released a proposal, the Certified Self-Employed (CSE) solution, to modify how the U.S. government classifies and regulates independent workers. The growth and…

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Top 3 Freelance Management System FMS Solutions and Trends

By John Piazza

The modern enterprise understands the glaring need – and associated pressures of – engaging the best independent contractor for your project. The systems by which the independent workforce is managed often referred to as a Freelancer Management System (FMS), has drastically evolved in recent years. This blog takes a look at the key components that have…

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4 Primary Independent Workforce Trends

4 Primary Independent Workforce Trends

By MBO Partners

From tools and technology to generational change and the remote worker revolution, there’s a lot to watch out for in 2016. 1. Obamacare and the Independent Workforce   This year, penalties will go into full effect for those not compliant with Affordable Care Act regulations: individuals without health insurance will be fined $695 (up from…

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Leveraging Independent Contractors: A Solution for the Talent War

By MBO Partners

Business professionals know that it has become increasingly difficult to find, recruit, and maintain top independent talent. So, how do you keep the talent you have, and continually attract top new talent at the same time? The answer is surprisingly simple: keep your independent contractors and consultants happy—and stay compliant. But how? Terri Gallagher, owner…

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State of Independence in America 2015: MBO Partners Examines Five Years of Insight on the Growth of the Independent Workforce

By MBO Partners

Today, MBO Partners released its fifth annual State of Independence in America report. The good news – and it is mostly good news – is that the independent workforce, now boasting 30.2 million Independents aged 21 and over, continues to grow at a faster pace than overall American employment. These independents work on a full- or…

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Why the Independent Workforce is Growing Faster than Overall American Employment

By MBO Partners

Today, MBO Partners released its fifth annual State of Independence in America report. The good news – and it is mostly good news – is that the independent workforce, now boasting 30.2 million Independents aged 21 and over, continues to grow at a faster pace than overall American employment. These independents work on a full- or…

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Calculate Your Worker Misclassification Risk

By MBO Partners

Why a Risk Assessment is Important Discussion of independent contractor misclassification seems to be everywhere nowadays. And while most now acknowledge that threat of reclassification is real and growing, most businesses don’t know how to quantify this risk. This isn’t surprising. IC reclassification penalties are highly variable and may rise and fall at the discretion of…

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Direct Source and Engage Highly Skilled Independent Talent with Controlled Cost and Risk

By MBO Partners

This webinar, presented by MBO Partners and hosted by Spend Matters, features: Recent studies into the demographics of independent professionals and how they increasingly prefer self-employed status and direct engagement with clients How enabling direct sourcing of these workers can be a highly efficient alternative to the traditional staffing supply chain How integrated procurement models,…

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2015: The Year an Easier and Safer Self-Employed Workforce Comes into Focus

By MBO Partners

MBO Partners points to four factors that make 2015 a key pivot point for the future of work. HERNDON, VA–(Marketwired – Dec 22, 2014) –  MBO Partners — the first to forecast a future independent majority in the U.S. workforce — draws on four years of national research to predict that 2015 will be the year…

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IRS Independent Contractor Test: A Recent Massachusetts Example

By MBO Partners

The standards for determining whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor differ between Federal agencies, such as the Department of Labor and the IRS, and also in numerous states pursuant to their laws. The various federal agencies and states each have different reasons for the determination. The IRS is concerned that businesses…

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