Nathan S. Gibson

Nathan S. Gibson is an independent worker compliance business partner who provides expertise and creative solutions to enhance workforce flexibility and maintain compliance with worker classification requirements. He helps mitigate the risks associated with the misclassification of self-employed consultants, freelancers and independent contractors.help provide them with a through contingent worker solution.

Exotic Dancers are Employees (not Independent Contractors)

From Mondaq Employment and HR — ” The Plaintiffs were exotic dancers who filed a collective action against The Penthouse Club in Philadelphia alleging they were employees benefitted under the FLSA. As discussed in previous blogs, the court assesses the “totality of the circumstances” under the economic realities test to determine whether a worker is an independent…

Reclassifying Employees: Risky Business 

From Nina B. Ries the Huffington Post — “While factors vary from state to state, some overarching themes include: The line of work (more specifically, whether the independent contractor’s business is the same as the company’s, or whether it is a special service that is being farmed out; accounting, legal and public relations are common examples) Special…

The New Independent Workforce

From Mavenlink — Posted on Pinterest by Eko Prabowo See at The New Independent Workforce | Visual.ly. Related articles How Temporary Work Will Reshape Career Paths and Our Economy (psychologytoday.com) The new independent workforce (marshallstanton.com) 3 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming Your Own Boss (blogs.constantcontact.com) Related posts: US independent workforce rises 2.2% this year to 41.8…

Employee or Independent Contractor? The Difference Matters

From the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group — “For purposes of Colorado workers’ compensation law, a nine-factor test set forth in Colo. Rev. Stat. § 8-40-202(2)(b)(II) is applied.  The statute provides that for an employer to prove that a worker is truly an independent contractor, they must show that the person for whom work is…

Employee or Independent Contractor? Infographic from Randstad

From Randstad —   For more, seee Employee or Independent Contractor? Related articles Randstad Sourceright Named #1 MSP Provider on HRO Today’s Annual Baker’s Dozen List (sys-con.com) Randstad Sourceright Launches Global Content Portal to Share Workforce Strategy Insights (prnewswire.com) Related posts: Randstad US Launches Talent Solutions Group – Integrated Model Transforms Customer Experience for Talent Solutions…

Preserve entrepreneurial spirit and protect independent contractors

From Central Maine — “Small business owners, including myself, take the risk of starting a company because we believe in the American dream. In recent years, however, the Department of Labor has taken aim at these entrepreneurial Americans by enacting regulations that would reclassifying independent contractors as employees, affecting most small business owners, from accountants and engineers…

3 Things to Know About the Growth of a Freelance Nation

From TheStreet — A survey of freelancers indicates that social media did not lead to revenue.  “Social Media are not a factor. While some portions of social media are key to contractors’ branding and reputation, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, for starters, do not make money for them. “Just 6% said social media outreach led to paid project…

Independent Contractors for Global Organizations

From Fisher & Phillips LLP – JDSupra — “if you are considering hiring independent contractors overseas, or already do, these are some questions to consider: Does the company control what the worker does or how the worker goes about completing a task? If the company controls when and where the work is done, what tools or equipment…

Nailing Down Independent Contractor Status

From HG.org — Erin Mindoro provides an excellent review of the Happy Nails and other independent contractor cases — Happy Nails & Spa of Fashion Valley v. Su, 217 Cal.App.4th 1459 (2013), order not to publish at 2013 Cal LEXIS 9473, Dalton v. Lee Publication, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 71291 (S.D. Cal. 2013), Scantland v. Jeffrey Knight,…

6 Secrets to Self-Employed Happiness

From  Inc.com — whether you work for yourself or someone else, you are in charge of your career. “One big advantage of working for someone else, especially in a large company, is that there may be a career path laid out for you. As you learn more and move up the ladder, you become a more valuable…