The Weekly Independent: December 11, 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.
- What the GOP’s proposed tax bill may mean for independent contractors and small business deductions.
- Deloitte’s latest future of work report predicts the alternative workforce—gig workers, freelancers, off-balance sheet workers—will continue to grow.
- How to optimize your personal website for Google search to increase organic traffic.
- More than half of global leaders plan to transfer one-third of full-time positions to freelance or contingent roles, according to a new report.
- Top business books independent professionals should read in 2018.
- The UK government may delay reforms to gig economy practices, The Guardian reports.
- Freelancing pays more than a typical 9-to-5 job, according to Time.
- HR Dive explores the benefits and difficulties of the fast-growing contingent workforce.
- A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling found that port truckers in Los Angeles are employees and not independent contractors.
- How do freelancers unionize? Facebook groups, Quartz reports.
- Bloomberg explores the costly implications of worker misclassification.
- Uber’s request to appeal an employment rights case to the UK Supreme Court was rejected.
- NPR explores a growing concern about the safety of gig economy workers.
- By 2024 UK’s self-employed workforce will be dominated by those over the age of 50, new research finds.