The Weekly Independent: September 6, 2016

   |   MBO Partners   |   September 6, 2016


Being a successful independent contractor or a client of choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. 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 spoke with Forbes about portable benefits, discussing why MBO, which has offered portable options for more than a decade, provides a solution to this complex issue, as well as how more research is needed to solve the problem for certain worker types.
  • The Miami Herald highlights a popular portable benefit – the Solo 401(k).
  • A legal memo released last week from the National Labor Relations Board has important implications for misclassification, asking whether misclassification of independent contractors is an unfair labor practice. The answer is complex, and not yet resolved.
  • Nebraska is the latest state to team up with the DoL to protect workers from misclassification. They signed a three-year MOU last week.

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