The Weekly Independent: November 27, 2017
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- Instacart delivery workers are protesting sub-minimum wage pay, Gizmodo reports.
- Six tips for managing scope creep and keeping your projects on track.
- Can the freelance economy help with the U.S. hiring crunch?
- A blockchain-based freelancer marketplace could provide the straightforward process independent contractors seek, Dataconomy reports.
- Five popular industries for independent professionals.
- The Guardian explores the rights of British athletes, who are currently not treated as employees by UK Sport.
- Finance Wire explores whether or not you should consider starting a small business if you are self-employed.
- Business Insider looks at what happens if your business does not file year-end reports.
- Four work locations to consider if you’re self-employed.
- The UK government is under pressure to draft legislation that would fine companies that misclassify workers, The Times reports.
- There are fewer opportunities for the middle class in D.C. and the gig economy may carry partial blame, The Washington Post says.
- A new report finds the gig economy is helping small businesses grow this holiday season.
- Miami has the most freelancers, independent contractors, and self-employed workers per capita in the nation, but the income of these workers remains relatively low.
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