Federal Legislation Introduced to Advance Portable Benefits for Independent Workers

Federal Legislation Introduced to Advance Portable Benefits for Independent Workers
June 7th, 2017

In late May, US Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Virginia) and US Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Washington) introduced legislation designed to test and evaluate portable benefit models designed for the independent workforce. The legislation proposes to establish a grant fund to incentivize states, localities and nonprofit organizations to experiment with portable benefits models.

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New York City Law Imposes Additional Requirements for Companies That Contract with Freelancers
May 31st, 2017

New York City’s Establishing Protections for Freelance Workers Act, also known as the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, has been widely covered in the media. This law, one of the first in the nation aimed at protecting wage payment rights of freelance workers, became effective May 15, 2017.

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New Florida Law Will Benefit Gig Economy Companies and Independent Workers
May 3rd, 2017

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

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How HR Can Remain Relevant in the New World of Work
April 5th, 2017

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.

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Is There Still a Need for “Human Resources” in the New World of Work?
March 8th, 2017

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
March 1st, 2017

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.

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New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act: Be Aware, Not Wary
January 18th, 2017

New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act leaves a lot open to interpretation, however, its goals are to establish and enhance protections for freelancers by creating and protecting their right to a written contract, timely payment, and freedom from retaliation should they choose to enforce their protections under the Act.

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Some Thoughts on 2017 and the Evolving World of Work
January 11th, 2017

As 2017 unfolds there is no question we are in the midst of a dramatic transformation of the workforce and the workplace. Driven by megatrends that are permanently altering the way work gets done, and by whom, there are a number of issues business leaders (particularly those in Human Resources, Procurement, and Finance who have […]

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The Growth of the Flexible Workforce
August 3rd, 2016

It is estimated that by 2020 more than 40% of the U.S. workforce will be independent – i.e. they are not employees of a company, but instead they have chosen to work on a contingent basis. This growing segment of workers is referred to by many different names, including: freelancers, temps, consultants, solopreneurs, ICs, contractors, […]

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The Hidden Dangers of an On-Demand Workforce
July 19th, 2016

The workplace in the United States, and those who work in it, are changing quickly. In this new world of work, technology is having a huge impact on how, when and where we work. The issue of independent contractor misclassification is huge exposure that lurks in the middle of this emerging on-demand workforce.

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Research Reveals the Top 10 Industries for Independent Workers
June 10th, 2016

Recent research shows that the most popular industries for independent workers (often referred to as freelancers, consultants, gig workers, Independent Contractors, etc.) probably aren’t what you’d think. This changing landscape presents a new challenge to workers, and industry for building the required skills, and also for connecting flexible workers to projects.

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