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Hiring an Independent Contractor? Make Sure to Pass the Tests

Perhaps the most common type of nontraditional worker in the new workforce is the independent contractor. The recession saw many people seeking work as independent contractors and as the economy has improved, these relationships have continued, whether due to the preference of the employer, the employee, or both.

Why Organizational Structure Matters

In recent years, there has been a movement toward flatter organizations. The shift, aimed at greater equality, is based on the idea that each person understands his or her responsibilities and will act accordingly.

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Ban-the-Box Laws on the Increase

Indiana recently became the first state in the nation to prohibit all local ban-the-box laws. Senate Bill 312, signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb, outlaws city and county legal entities from enacting local ban-the-box legislation in order to unify legislation at the statewide level.

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Tips for Safely Hiring Independent Contractors and Ending the Relationship

The independent contractor model of work has become increasingly popular with both businesses and workers, but it’s not without its hazards. Misclassifying workers as independent contractors when the IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor say they should be classified as employees can have serious consequences. Here are 10 tips that can make it more […]

You Are in Control of Your Own Legacy

I enjoy reading biographies. People’s lives fascinate me and most of the time are much more interesting than any piece of fiction. Over the years, I’ve read dozens, if not hundreds, of biographies of politicians, business leaders, and athletes.

5 Great Tips for Effective Decision Making

Life is full of decisions. Think for a moment about all the decisions you face at work in just a single day. You make many choices every day that affect your business. Depending on your exact role, you make decisions about people, projects, strategy, and more. A lot of choices.

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Welcoming Transgender Individuals in the Workplace

Recently, President Trump sought to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military via a series of tweets that included reference to “the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.” So far, the ban doesn’t appear to be taking place, but it has raised concerns among transgender people everywhere.

Not All ‘Good Jobs’ Require a Bachelor’s Degree

Although the decline in the manufacturing sector eliminated many good jobs for high school graduates, new research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (Georgetown Center) in collaboration with global financial services firm JPMorgan Chase & Co. finds there are currently 30 million good jobs in the U.S. that pay well without […]