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Independent Contractor Compliance & Engagement

The TalentWave blog is your resource for news and expert commentary on the IC regulatory and legislative environment, total talent management, IC compliance, and flexible workforce engagement solutions. We share our thought leadership and proven client best practices on how progressive organizations can safely and cost-effectively leverage the flexible workforce to get vital work done.

CA Supreme Court
California Supreme Court to Review Case with Significant Impact for Independent Contractors

The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a controversial Court of Appeal decision which, if affirmed, could dramatically expand the definition of an employee in California. The Supreme Court’s opinion is expected to be significant for companies that want to engage independent contractors in California.


Another FedEx Worker Misclassification Case Settled for $227 million

Last week FedEx announced that it had reached a $227 million joint settlement of independent contractor misclassification class action lawsuits across 19 states.


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New Florida Law Will Benefit Gig Economy Companies and Independent Workers

Florida is about to enact revolutionary new legislation that will ensure most ride-sharing drivers are independent contractors and not employees.


Artificial intelligence and war for talent
Will Artificial Intelligence End the War for Talent or Accelerate It?

Technology has the appealing promise for companies to either replace human workers, or at the very least make workers much more efficient and effective in their jobs. However, these new technologies will be created and maintained by skilled knowledge workers, which begs the question: will artificial intelligence end the war for talent or accelerate it?


Workforce of the future
The Workforce of the Future: Should You Buy, Rent, or Build?

In today’s complicated workplace companies are challenged by the harsh reality of talent scarcity when trying to fill critical roles in order to execute their strategy. When looking for solutions many organizations are uncertain about the best talent strategy: Is it better to buy, rent, or build talent when riding the waves of talent supply and demand?


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[Infographic] The New Workforce

In today’s uncertain economic conditions and tight labor market, companies are increasingly relying upon a broad mix of traditional and contingent workers to get vital work done. In this infographic, we take a look at the factors driving the growth of the independent workforce, as well as strategies for how organizations can strike the right […]


New World of Work
How HR Can Remain Relevant in the New World of Work

Organizations of all sizes and across all industries are increasingly choosing to engage contingent labor. As this segment of the total workforce grows, and technology continues to remove friction from finding and engaging them, corporate Human Resources professionals have a vital role to play. Here are a few ways HR can remain relevant in this new world of work.


Connecticut Supreme Court Ruling Provides Insight on Independent Contractor Classification

Our legal team is constantly monitoring the legal landscape for new legislation and court rulings which impact the contingent workforce, including a recent case in Connecticut concerning independent contractor classification.


human resources
Is There Still a Need for “Human Resources” in the New World of Work?

The world of work is rapidly evolving. With dramatic demographic shifts taking place we are witnessing increasing levels of talent scarcity and a significant growth of the independent workforce. In addition, we have unprecedented levels of political and economic turbulence, contributing to a high level of business uncertainty. In this complex new human capital equation, […]


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Consulting Firm Sizes Up the Gig Economy: It is larger than you might think, and growing quickly

Many industry experts have estimated the size of the contingent workforce in the US, with some predicting it could approach 40% of the total workforce, or more, by 2020. Recently, no less an expert than the renowned consulting firm McKinsey & Co published a study that came to a simple conclusion: the number of people freelancing is much larger than you might think, and it is growing quickly.


Baby Boomers
How the Baby Boomers are Driving the Growth of the Independent Workforce

Driven by seismic shifts in the workforce and the workplace, the independent workforce continues to grow. One of the key drivers behind this trend is the Baby Boomer generation.


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