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USDOL in Fight for Independent Contractor Compliance


The U.S. workforce is changing. With the proliferation of companies like Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, and UpWork utilizing new on-demand economy business models, the contingent workforce ...
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Trends and Drivers of the Evolving Contingent Workforce


This post was co-authored by Terri Gallagher. There is a major workforce shift happening that is moving many away from having one job and staying in it for decades. According to a ...
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The Modern Solution for a Multi-Faceted Workforce: Certified Self-Employed


Today, the American independent workforce holds a vital place in the country’s economic landscape. There are more than 40 million people working as independents, and together, this ...
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Certified Self-Employed: Adding Necessary Certainty to Worker Classification


Over the past eight years or so, I have frequently written for Staffing Industry Analysts, and have spoken at a number of their events. While there is a collection of interesting areas ...
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Contingent Worker Definitions – Can’t We All Just Get Along?


No wonder hiring managers are so confused. They just want to get their work done, products out the door and technology developed. Today, the non-employee labor space is plagued by everything ...
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Engaging with ICs? Three Things to Consider


Engaging with ICs is a very productive and cost effective way to work smart in your business.  As more companies implement contingent worker programs as part of their overall business ...
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M&A and the Price of Misclassifying Independent Contractors


Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) trends are growing on a global scale, and the benefits are many. M&As create cost efficiencies through economies of scale and also lead to tax ...
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The $8 Billion Leaky Faucet (Part 2)


Last week, I wrote about a major issue that seems to have crept up on corporate America without notice. U.S. companies will spend $8 billion in 2014 on direct hire agency fees, yet ...
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Make It Your Business to Avoid Misclassification


As more companies take advantage of the benefits of the flexible workforce model, they must be diligent to remain in compliance with changing legal regulations or be exposed to unnecessary ...
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How to Set Bad Quotas and Destroy Your Comp Plan


As February draws to a close, have you rolled out your sales quotas? Sales quotas are critical to the performance of a staffing firm, why are they set with so little thought or methodology ...
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