Independent Contractors

News and Articles About Independent Contractors

Are Sharing-Economy Workers Contractors or Employees?
Sharing Economy

Are Sharing-Economy Workers Contractors or Employees?

Companies in the booming sharing economy depend on contractors who may legally qualify as full time employees. The distinction is crucial for both workers and their employers.
Tx Zhuo
How the NLRB's Employment Ruling Could Hurt Jobs, Business Growth
Joint Employer

How the NLRB's Employment Ruling Could Hurt Jobs, Business Growth

The NLRB just penalized the only entities providing jobs in this country, in the name of increasing employment. How does that make sense?
Ray Hennessey
Zirtual Is Coming Back, But in a Different Form
Acquisitions

Zirtual Is Coming Back, But in a Different Form

The embattled virtual assistant service was bought by Startups.co, but it remains to be seen how much of the previous business model will stick.
Nina Zipkin
Uber's Class Action Case Might Set Risky Precedent, Lawyer Warns
Uber

Uber's Class Action Case Might Set Risky Precedent, Lawyer Warns

If considered a class action, the lawsuit filed by three Uber drivers in San Francisco could grow to include more than 160,000 California drivers.
3 Factors When Choosing Between a Contractor or Full-Time Employee
Employees

3 Factors When Choosing Between a Contractor or Full-Time Employee

If you just want a job done, the contractor offers flexibility and savings, but you won't build a winning company culture with them.
John Boitnott
The Important Question to Ask About Classifying Workers in Light of Uber's Contractor Fiasco
Managing Employees

The Important Question to Ask About Classifying Workers in Light of Uber's Contractor Fiasco

Outsourcing is and will continue to be a vital way for small- and medium-sized companies to grow. But just knowing what to outsource isn't the issue.
Gene Marks
W-2 or 1099? Why It Pays to Classify Your Employees Correctly.
Independent Contractors

W-2 or 1099? Why It Pays to Classify Your Employees Correctly.

At stake are taxes for the employer and sick days, vacation and other benefits for the employee.
Rebecca Cenni
3 Secrets to Finding the Best Freelancer for Your Company
Freelancers

3 Secrets to Finding the Best Freelancer for Your Company

If you've been struggling to find someone with a certain skillset to join your team, it's time to look into hiring a freelancer.
Nathan Resnick
The 3 Things You Need to Know About Hiring a Social Media Manager
Social Media Marketing

The 3 Things You Need to Know About Hiring a Social Media Manager

It's important to put the right person in charge of your brand's online voice, so be sure to ask the right questions.
Deborah Mitchell
Converting Your Freelance Hobby Into a Viable Business
Freelancing

Converting Your Freelance Hobby Into a Viable Business

These five tips will help you launch the career of your dreams.
Matt Keener
Don't Hire a Consultant Until You've Vetted Them and Considered These 6 Points
Consultants and Advisors

Don't Hire a Consultant Until You've Vetted Them and Considered These 6 Points

Apply the same vigorous checking process you would use for full-time hires.
Rob Biederman
The Ins and Outs of Onboarding Employees and Independent Contractors
Ask the Expert

The Ins and Outs of Onboarding Employees and Independent Contractors

In the early stages of a business, many founders prefer to engage independent contractors to perform services, as it allows the company to avoid implementing costly payroll processes.
Lori Hoberman
The Difference Between a Solopreneur and a Side-Gigger (Infographic)
Solopreneur

The Difference Between a Solopreneur and a Side-Gigger (Infographic)

30 million people - young and old, men and women, part-time and full-time -- work as freelancers or independent workers in America.
Kate Taylor
Uber Fires -- Then Promptly Rehires -- Driver Over Shockingly Innocuous Tweet
Disciplining and Firing

Uber Fires -- Then Promptly Rehires -- Driver Over Shockingly Innocuous Tweet

After Uber driver Chris Ortiz tweeted about driver safety, he was unceremoniously dumped by the company in a letter that called his statements 'hateful.'
Geoff Weiss