Independent workers – whether they’re called independent contractors, freelancers or the self-employed – continue to be a significant factor in the American economy.
According to Randstad’s Workforce 360 study, 43 percent of the workforce says they are interested in pursuing non-traditional work arrangements, and more than 2.6 million workers are already living the “free agent” lifestyle.
Government agencies at the Federal and State level have noticed this movement. Various agencies on both levels are now targeting this population through legislative efforts and increased audits.
Here are the major legislative changes that will have an impact on employers when planning their blended workforce strategies and engaging independent contractors this year.
Read the full story at Independent Contractor Compliance: What Employers Need to Consider.
- Blanche Lincoln: Giving Independent Contractors a Voice (huffingtonpost.com)
- Is Your Worker an Independent Contractor or Employee? (nysbar.com)