November 14, 2016
Being a successful independent contractor or a client of choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web.
- Much of the news this week has surrounded the election and Donald Trump’s victory. Want to know what life might look like for independent contractors and businesses in the next administration? Take a look at our recent blog post, which shows what Trump promised to do on the campaign trail. We’ll provide additional updates as we know them.
- Speaking of Trump, a new legal blog suggests that misclassification cases aren't going away anytime soon; states will likely up their pushes for compliant engagement even if federal attention is dialed down.
- One of the most high-profile misclassification issues of 2016, Uber has come under significant scrutiny in both the US and the UK for their use of contract drivers. This recent post from Lexology looks at what is next as a result of the UK ruling, including what UK employers should be thinking about now.
- Are you thinking about renegotiating your rates in 2017? Our new bill rate video has some tips, as well as this recent blog post featuring four practical guidelines for upselling.
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