Immigrants are most susceptible to worker misclassification

From the Sacramento Bee — “A nationwide McClatchy investigation found that in Southern states such as North Carolina and Texas, where there’s a lack of unions and a supply of eager immigrants, like Barreda, as many as a third of construction workers have been wrongly classified as independent contractors instead of employees. The problem persists…

Freelancing: A Graduate’s Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

via Freelancing: A Graduate’s Guide Related articles Freelancing after graduation? Here’s what to expect (thenextweb.com) 97% more college graduates will go into freelancing in 2014 (freelancersunion.org) The Third Option: Why I Encourage Students to Create Startups (open.bufferapp.com) Beginner’s Guide to a Freelance Web Career (teamtreehouse.com) Related posts: The ultimate tax guide for freelancers From the Freelancers Union –…

Freelancing is feminist

From the Freelancers Union – Kate Hamill writes “Freelancing (and its sister path, entrepreneurship) allows women to take their own power, and shape their own careers. It inherently builds self-reliance and autonomy.  It encourages you to build skill sets that make you competitive with any peer – be they man or woman. Freelancing can free…

South Dakota Lawmakers may have to decide who qualifies for worker’s comp

From the Rapid City Journal — “The Legislature might be asked to clarify a worker’s compensation issue that recently developed in South Dakota — namely whether subcontractors must be covered by worker’s compensation insurance.If not, the public may end up paying more to ensure workers are covered by insurance in emergencies.A company that sells worker-compensation…