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Your organization may be mulling over the value of engaging interns, as they are a quick and easy way to effectively manage your workflow to accomplish immediate business objectives. These temporary workers help your full-time employees be more productive, prevent...read more
For the last several years, we have been bombarded with industry and academic reports, telling us firmly that the gig/freelance/independent contractor (IC) population is propagating itself at record levels. The numbers (we have been told) of Americans with...read more
On April 30th, there was a tectonic shift in California that didn’t involve a major fault line. The California Supreme Court’s heavily-anticipated Dynamex decision resulted in what may become a new legal standard that will be applied, not just to this case, but...read more
The California Supreme Court published their long-awaited Dynamex decision on April 30, 2018. The court had been asked to determine which standards apply when evaluating whether workers are employees or independent contractors under California’s Wage Orders. Wage...read more
Thanks to big changes in the new federal tax bill, businesses of all stripes will feel the impact of the tax law, including staffing firms. TalentWave CEO, Teresa Creech, along with other industry leaders share their reactions and possible impacts to the staffing...read more
(Part 2 of a 2-part series on Recalibrating Risk in the Age of the Independent Worker) One third of the American workforce has declared its preference for independent work. In Part 1 of this 2-part series (which you can read here), we saw how this army of freelancers...read more
A half-century-old policy doesn’t protect ICs – and didn’t see the rise of independent work coming Allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood execs, politicians, comedians and TV personalities have dominated the news. They’ve prompted a movement to expose...read more
(Part 1 of a 2-part series on Recalibrating Risk in the Age of the Independent Worker) When 53 million Americans—one-third of the workforce—have declared their independence from their employers, we can no longer deny the way we work is changing. Much of it is driven...read more
As a brief refresher, worker misclassification is generally “defined” as a worker who is paid on 1099/independent contractor basis (e.g., no taxes withheld) who is, in fact, subject to the same direction and control as a regular W-2 employee. The government takes...read more
When you think of having food delivered — with delivery being the key word — from a local restaurant (other than a pizza place), what company name almost always comes to mind? For many consumers, the answer is GrubHub. “Not so fast!”, say the operators of GrubHub, who...read more