The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is a hot topic. The U.S. Department of Labor describes independent contractor misclassification as “one of the most serious problems facing workers, employers and the entire economy.” The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 42 million independent contractors generated more than $1.28 trillion for the U.S. economy…

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It’s no surprise that hiring organizations are hesitant to increase their rates to attract in-demand talent. However, this may be a costly mistake and the organizations that understand why will reap significant cost savings on labor going forward. Here’s why. The Washington Post recently reported on the stagnation in labor pay rates afflicting the American…

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As has been our tradition here at the nextSource blog, we’re once again looking back over the last four quarters of content we’ve produced on a wide range of topics relevant to workforce planning and management. It is always interesting to make this review as it provides a tidy summation of the state of our…

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Like many pieces of complex legislation, the newly passed tax law is proving to generate as much confusion as clarity. This is especially true when it comes to the effects the new legislation will have on the gig economy. Along with the rest of the country, we’re taking time to sift through the language of…

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