The Weekly Independent: January 8, 2018
Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web.
- The benefits and drawbacks of the new tax bill for gig workers, according to the New York Times.
- A proposal from the Trump administration would exempt small businesses from some ACA rules, the Wall Street Journal reports.
- Five important independent contractor legal developments from 2017.
- A look at the legal and day-to-day terminology of what to call independent professionals.
- The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments in a case regarding whether newspaper delivery people who are independent contractors should be eligible for workers’ compensation.
- Three innovative solutions that the gig economy provides for employers.
- How tax reform may raise questions regarding employee classification.
- The gig economy may strengthen the ‘invisible advantage’ men have at work.
- The demand for freelance programmers is on the rise and large firms are now using artificial intelligence to find the best contractors for the job, CNBC reports.
- Four ways independent professionals can go head-to-head with big businesses.
- This Chicago startup is changing the way gig workers manage their earnings.
- Forbes looks at how blockchain may disrupt the gig economy.