The Weekly Independent: February 11, 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.Why an increasing number of businesses are relying on independent talent to become more agile, increase supply chain control, and boost overall efficiency.
- In a number of upcoming bills, California will tackle the issue of how independent contractors are classified, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
- How to avoid an independent contractor misclassification audit.
- Hermes couriers in the UK can now opt to become “self-employed plus”—a designation that includes holiday pay and individually negotiated pay rates.
- January misclassification and compliance news from JD Supra.
- Texas Workforce Commission moves toward rules that reduce protections for gig workers, Texas Standard reports.
- UnionTrack explores how independent contractors are pushing for workplace equality.
- Stormy Daniels penned an op-ed advocating for strippers in California to be treated as freelancers, not employees, The Hill reports.
- Small business use of independent contractors has outpaced full-time hires, says Business News Daily.
- Staffing Industry Analyst’s latest report discusses eight trends that will impact the staffing industry this year, one of which is the gig economy.
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