Is The Future Of Work All About Freelance And Independent Workers?

From Forbes — “According to a recent SAP and Oxford Economics report, 83% of executives say their companies are increasing their use of contingent workers. Intuit reported that by 2020 40% of American Workers will be freelancers. Another recent report from MBO Partners found that today there are approximately 30 million independent workers and that…

Nevada court says dancers at gentlemen’s club are employees

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From the Las Vegas Review-Journal.—  “the court ruled that dancers at one of the state’s biggest clubs, the Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas, are employees of the business — not independent contractors — and must be paid at least minimum wage. The successful class action case for as many as 6,000 current and former…

Pro-Union Rulings Hurt Employers and Employees Alike

From the Connecticut Law Tribune — Ryan O’Donnell writes:  “Issued on Sept. 30, the board’s decision summarily dismissed the circuit court’s emphasis on entrepreneurial opportunity. Instead of following the circuit court’s guidance, or even giving it substantial consideration, the holding insisted on applying the common-law agency test “with no one factor being decisive.” Yet, as…

Small Business Bootcamp: Independent Contractor or Employee?

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From BrightMove Recruiting Software, Onboarding Software and Staffing Software —  “Score.org (a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals) can help you figure out the difference. When you need to bring in more help, the first thing to figure out is whether it’s best to hire an employee or…