The Weekly Independent: November 13, 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.
- MBO Partners’ CEO, Gene Zaino talks about worker misclassification and what businesses should do in the event of an IRS audit in a Forbes op-ed.
- The upcoming tax reform bill may include language around a worker misclassification safe harbor for businesses, Lexology reports.
- Recruiter explores the future of the independent workforce.
- How self-employed professionals can create a successful parental leave plan.
- Women who freelance are paid a third less than men, Inc. reports.
- Highly-skilled independent professionals are on the rise. Here’s a look at how this trend could change our economy.
- Spend Matters investigates how to incorporate diversity and inclusion practices into contingent labor programs.
- Debunking 10 myths about what it’s like to be an independent contractor.
- Uber has lost their appeal in a UK employment rights case, the Guardian reports.
- The fastest-growing skill among freelancers? Robotics, according to new data.
- The Wall Street Journal explores why savings and tax planning is critical for freelancers and contract workers.
- OZY looks into the happiness of entrepreneurs.
- Vanity Fair explores why are their so many gig economy lawsuits.
- Tips for differentiating between UK contractors and employees.
- What the high-end gig economy means for the procurement sector, according to Spend Matters.
- Fortune looks at why the Affordable Care Act has been such an important resource for freelance and part-time workers.
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