News and insights to help you manage an independent contractor workforce.
DOL Adopts New Independent Contractor Test
A new U.S. Department of Labor rule will update the test for determining the difference between employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
New York to require written agreements for independent contractors
New legislation will require New York businesses to enter into written agreements with any independent contractor (or freelancer) who provides at least $800 in services rendered.
What the IRS e-filing mandate means for businesses paying contractors
Insights into the IRS e-filing mandate and how it impacts businesses engaging with independent contractors.
Should You Garnish Earnings for Independent Contractors?
The guidelines for handling withholding requirements for your independent contractors can be complicated. Here's what you should know to stay compliant.
A Guide to Worker Classification
Important questions your business must ask when determining worker classification -- to help you stay compliant.
9 Consequences of Misclassifying Your 1099 Contractors
The cost of mis-classification can be staggering. Here's what you need to know.
Non-Statutory Deductions for Independent Contractors: What You Should Know
Common non-statutory deductions for contractors and how automation can help.
Verifying Contractor Licenses – What You Should Know
Why verification of your contractors during onboarding is important to staying compliant, and how a contractor management system can help.
Why DEI in the Workplace Should Include Contractors
DEI includes more than you may typically think. How a strong strategy can benefit your business -- and the important role contractors play.
The Importance of Paying Independent Contractors on Time
Increase worker productivity by paying them promptly, in the method they prefer.
The Final Rule Retroactively Reinstated
The "Final Rule:" Learn more about the two central factors you must use when classifying contractors vs employees.
Tips for Maximizing a Blended Workforce in the Growing Freelance Economy
How your business can take advantage of the rising freelance economy and thrive.
Why You Should Require Liability Insurance from your Contractors
The trend towards increasing use of contractrs to fill talent needs is growing rapidly and will continue to do so. As you scale your business with a contingent workforce, having...
How to Thank Your Contingent Workforce This Holiday Season
If you are going to be an employer of choice for highly skilled contingent workers, you need to build a corporate brand that shows them just how thankful you are...
4 Tips to Onboarding Contingent Workers
A streamlined, efficient, clearly communicated onboarding process is crucial to finding — and keeping — the hard-won contingent talent your organization has added to your team....
How to Get the Most Out of Your Contingent Workforce
32% of businesses are replacing or complementing existing workforces with contingent workers, according to a Gartner report during the pandemic....
HR Takes Notice of Contingent Workers
There has been an undeniable shift towards the use of a flexible workforce and for many reasons. Workers are demanding it, contingent workers are highly specialized talent and provide very...
Say No to Spreadsheets: Why You Need a Contingent Workforce Management Solution
Today, one in six workers are 1099-MISC, or contingent workers per ADP’s “Illuminating the Shadow Workforce" research report. And based on our research, 56% of the workforce wants to be a 1099-MISC....
Why Should My Organization Use a Contingent Workforce?
One thing is certain in these uncertain times, and that is the fact that change is happening, whether we are ready for it or not. The pandemic forced many businesses...
Three Top Workforce Challenges and Game-Changing Strategies to Overcome Them
Looking back at all of the past year's events, it's become abundantly clear that today's business leaders can't afford to simply react to change. They need to empower their workforce...
Key to Success in the New “Normal” of Work: Freelancers
The idea of gig work is not new, even to traditional and established businesses. The use of contingent workers and gig workers has grown quickly and shows no signs...
News You Need to Know: Important 2021 Compliance Updates on Contingent Workers
A new year and a new administration in Washington, DC mean more changes on the labor compliance front. 2021 promises to be a busy year with continuing developments on the federal and state level when it comes to worker classification between W-2 employees and 1099 freelance contingent workers.
4 Considerations Before you Onboard your Contingent Workforce
Intense competition, rapidly changing business environments, and rising customer demands are driving change in how businesses procure and manage their human workforce.
News Update on H-1B Visa Changes
A recent executive order in the last week in June freezes the issuance of temporary H1B work visas. With the new executive order in place, all green cards and temporary...
How Gig Workers Can Help Your Company Weather the Storm
The current global health crisis has put many businesses under immense stress. One way businesses can weather the storm is through on-demand talent and gig workers.
4 Ways Contingent Workers Benefit Businesses
The trend towards contingent workers as a talent acquisition strategy has been growing steadily as more businesses realize the benefits of this type of workforce.