News and Articles About Independent Contractors

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
5 Guidelines to Maximize Freelance Employees
Freelancers

5 Guidelines to Maximize Freelance Employees

Your business might be small, but its look and feel doesn't have to be. Hiring outside help is quick and effective.
Stephen Key
Should I Hire a Contractor or an Employee?
Hiring

Should I Hire a Contractor or an Employee?

Decide the best route to scale a professional-services consulting firm for growth and flexibility.
Raymond Grainger
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5 Steps for Building a Great Startup Team
Hiring

5 Steps for Building a Great Startup Team

A serial entrepreneur shares his insights on creating an organization that rocks.
John Rampton
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6 Creative Ways to Use Overseas Virtual Assistants
Outsourcing

6 Creative Ways to Use Overseas Virtual Assistants

Some tasks don't require knowing fluent English and can be easily handled abroad.
James Parsons
Hiring Advice for Startups: What You Need to Know
Hiring

Hiring Advice for Startups: What You Need to Know

For entrepreneurs, hiring is an essential function for their startup. A bad hire can lead to major headaches, while an amazing addition can help propel a company to the next level.
Murray Newlands
How the IRS Classifies Independent Contractors
Finance

How the IRS Classifies Independent Contractors

The Internal Revenue Service scrutinizes the use of contractors carefully, so don't let worker-classification rules trip you up or you could wind up extra taxes, penalties and interest. Here's how to avoid tax problems with 1099 workers.
Entrepreneur Staff
Freelancers and Their Advocates Gain New Visibility
Entrepreneurs

Freelancers and Their Advocates Gain New Visibility

Freelancers Union founder is elected to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Brian Patrick Eha
Online Sellers Brace for a New Tax Filing Requirement
Finance

Online Sellers Brace for a New Tax Filing Requirement

Some small businesses may need to declare added income on their 2011 returns. Here's what you need to know if do business on eBay or Etsy.
Carol Tice
Do You Need a Full-Timer, Contractor or Outsourced Help?
Growth Strategies

Do You Need a Full-Timer, Contractor or Outsourced Help?

Workers come in more varieties than ever. Use this advice to choose the best option for your business.
Growth Strategies

Employee or Independent Contractor: Watch Your Classifications

Compliance with the rules governing worker classifications can save you a lot of trouble down the road.