The Weekly Independent: February 4, 2019
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 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned an Obama-era standard that made independent contractor classification harder to achieve, SHRM reports. The decision returns classification to the common-law test, broadening the standard for who is considered an independent contractor under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This decision may benefit companies that use independent contractor talent, says Bloomberg law.
- Independent contractor misclassification and compliance news from January.
- New research from the BCG Henderson Institute found there are significant opportunities for both workers and companies to benefit from the gig economy.
- Four things you should know about compliance for the independent workforce.
- Forbes explores why estimates of the shrinking gig economy are wrong.
- Five tips for managing freelance workers.
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed a district court ruling, finding insurance agents were properly classified as independent contractors and therefore not eligible for pension and other employee benefits, JD Supra reports.
- Tips from Forbes for how to stay motivated as an independent professional.
- An IR35 guide for self-employed professionals in the UK.
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