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Is it better to hire contract or full-time?

Is it better to hire contract or full-time?

In today's world, there are many different hiring practices. There are full-time workers, part-time workers, contract workers who freelance, contract-to-hire and so on. With contract hiring websites such as Jobble and Upwork, some positions can easily be filled...

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Month: April 2016
Why Most Independent Contractors May Be Considered Employees

Why Most Independent Contractors May Be Considered Employees

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There are plenty of reasons that some people choose to go out on their own and work as independent contractors: flexible hours, unlimited income potential, control over income taxes, and control over the trajectory of their careers. There are also many reasons companies like to hire independent contractors, two of the most common being scalability and cost.

Some companies question when they should begin to transition from hiring independent contractors to full-time employees, but a more serious question should be, are your independent contractors already employees who have been misclassified? According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), most workers are employees. The DOL issued a guidance in July of 2015 stating that the “misclassification of employees as independent contractors is found in an increasing number of workplaces in the United States…”. The guidance goes on to state that when employees are improperly classified, those workers may not receive protections common in the workplace, such as minimum wage pay, overtime compensation, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. The reality is that this is another one of the situations where “it’s good until it’s not.” Thus, the problem is that employees classified as independent contractors will request to be classified as such until they realize that they are in dispute with their employer, e.g., they are terminated and request benefits normally provided to employees.
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What Is the Best Job Board?

What Is the Best Job Board?

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With all the job boards available, it’s not always easy to decide where your time and money are best spent. So what is the best job board? The short answer – there really isn’t just one. Not for everyone, anyway. There are, however, better ones. The key is figuring out what makes sense for your business, and to spend your time and money in those places. Let’s begin by breaking things down…

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