The Weekly Independent: August 21, 2017
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.
- How newly proposed legislation is seeking to clarify the issue of independent contractor classification.
- Harvard Business Review explores how independent professionals can make sure they are paid on time.
- How to find and engage the right independent contractor.
- A California court ruled that misclassification alone does not establish liability for overtime violations, a decision that will affect the type of evidence needed in future misclassification cases.
- Four additional revenue streams for independent professionals.
- 40 percent of Americans—many of who are gig economy workers—are underpaying their taxes, the Wall Street Journal reports.
- The Labor Commissioner’s Office of California filed a $6.3 million lawsuit against a construction company for misclassification and wage theft violations.
- Advice from CNBC on how independent contractors can avoid tax missteps.
- The North Carolina Employee Fair Classification Act will provide an easier way for workers to file complaints and for state agencies to pursue employers who misclassify workers.
- General Motors is considering whether or not to enter the business of on-demand mobility with Maven, its car sharing and rental unit, Reuters reports
- A look at the workplace of the future.
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