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Gig Workers: A Boon Or A Legal Bane For Businesses?

on Oct 9, 2019 9:41:00 AM By | Susan Bassford Wilson | 0 Comments | Legal Gig Economy
The gig economy is the future of the workforce, right? Or is it an old concept with a modern twist?  After all, using workers on a “freelance” or “independent contractor” basis is not a new idea. Whether old or new, there are legal traps that businesses should be aware of and precautions they can take to minimize their liability.
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The Gig Economy and Your Internal Workforce

on May 8, 2017 9:25:26 AM By | Michael Haberman | 0 Comments | Workforce Gig Economy
  Today many websites (such as TaskRabbit, UpWork, and Fiverr) enable businesses to connect directly with freelancers. Business post descriptions of their jobs (or “gigs”), and freelancers bid on them. Although more and more work is being done this way, not all employers are comfortable in hiring freelance labor, especially if the work involved is the basic work of the company. (In fact the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S.Department of Labor have rules that specifically prohibit companies from using contractors to perform that type of work.) But what if there was a way to apply the gig model to a company’s current workforce?
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