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The Hidden Consequences of a Growing Gig Workforce

In the employment firmament, their star is rising. They appear when you need them, go away when you don’t, and there’s always a long line of replacements ready to step in. Contract workers are in wide use today, and it’s...
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DOL Pulls Back Policies on Worker Classification, Joint Employers

The Department of Labor this morning announced it was pulling back from two Obama-era policies regarding the classification of independent contractors and joint employer liability. The three sentence DOL statement simply said two guidance letters
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The Force Awakens: Freelance Workers Will Soon Outnumber Employees

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away … All right, not that long ago in a country right here in the U.S. … Freelancing and temporary work was the norm up until the late 19th century. Most employment outside farming was in
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Is The Uber Deal A Step Toward A Third Worker Classification?

The ride-sharing company Uber recently announced a preliminary $100 million agreement to settle claims alleging that it improperly classifies its workforce as independent contractors. Because the settlement involves the foremost business entity in