The Myth of Being a Successful Freelancer 

From Gene Marks on the Huffington Post –  “There was once a time when it was just me. I was providing computer services. I was working a lot of hours. But I wasn’t making any money at it. If I stayed on that path I’d fail. Today, I’m making money. Why? Because I’m supervising 10…

53 Million Americans Are Freelancing, New Survey Finds

From the oDesk Blog — “More than 53 million Americans are freelancing, according to “Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce,” a landmark study Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk released today. The old way of working isn’t working and these professionals — and the businesses hiring them — are showing a new way…”…

Angela Carella: Workers get $6.5 million their bosses didn’t pay them

From the StamfordAdvocate — “The Wage & Workplace Standards Division gets about 4,000 complaints a year, said the director, Gary Pechie. Most are from workers in the construction industry, service industries such as hotels and restaurants, and the transportation industry employing taxi, limo and tractor-trailer drivers, Pechie said. “I don’t think people understand how tremendously workplaces have changed…

Illinois Against Worker Misclassification

From the Alton Daily News — “If someone is an independent contractor, they will be issued a Form 1099, and will be responsible for paying income tax and Social Security and Medicare tax.  If someone is an employee, the employer withholds taxes, pays an employer’s share into Medicare and Social Security, and pays into worker…

Misclassification of Independent Contractors: A Challenge for Massachusetts Companies in the Delivery, Taxi, and Livery Sectors

From The National Law Review  — “Although Massachusetts uses a seemingly straight-forward, three-prong test sometimes referred to as the ABC Test to determine whether an individual is properly classified as an independent contractor, Massachusetts is regarded as having one of the most – if not the most – restrictive statutes in the United States. Specifically, the…