The Weekly Independent: August 27, 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.
- MBO Partners’ CEO Gene Zaino discusses how to use direct sourcing technology to find, engage, and re-engage top independent professionals in an op-ed for HR Technologist.
- An increasing number of independent contractors feel that contract work is more secure than traditional, full-time jobs, Small Business Trends reports.
- A new wave of businesses and nonprofits seek to provide affordable worker benefits for independent professionals, says CNN Money.
- An exploration of independent contractor tests and guidelines from the IRS, DOL, and individual states.
- Comstock’s Mag investigates how to navigate the maze of California’s new rules on independent contractors.
- Spend Matters looks at new research from LinkedIn finds that use of freelance labor is on the rise among U.S. small businesses.
- How to manage scope creep.
- Entrepreneur explores how the self-employed can reduce taxes by choosing the right business entity.
- PBS reports on how the gig economy is changing the American workforce.
- New York City is setting up a space to give freelancers a place to work, network, and learn, The Wall Street Journal reports.
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that employers can lawfully require employees to resolve employment disputes through individual arbitration, following the Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this year, says The National Law Review.
- How to recover when you lose a big client, according to The Seattle Times.
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