The Essential Guide to Worker Classification Tests by State

Learn how a worker is classified as an employee or contractor by each state. On average, ten to twenty percent of independent contractors are misclassified. Even when the error is unintentional, misclassification results in legal and financial penalties. Do you know how to tell if you’ve hired a W-2 employee or a 1099 independent contractor/freelancer? […]

Hiring Contractors vs. GEO / PEO / EOR Employees

Learn about what GEOs and global PEOs do and whether your company can instead hire contractors and freelancers. Working with international freelancers and contractors provides your company with access to a larger talent pool, often at a lower rate than domestic freelancers. But hiring foreign freelancers can also increase legal risk if not managed correctly. […]

Q: How Do I Terminate an Independent Contractor / Freelancer?

Learn how to terminate a project with an independent contractor, freelancer, or consultant. Sometimes a business’s needs change, and the project work is no longer needed. Perhaps a project isn’t working out in the way intended, or maybe deadlines for deliverables have been missed. Regardless of the reason, you need to terminate a project with […]

Q: What Is a B Corp?

Learn about B Corp Certification and why some companies choose to become B Corps. Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Certified B Corporations are social enterprises certified […]

Q: What Is a Social Enterprise?

Learn about social enterprises, impact investing, and UN SDGs. Are you interested in becoming a social entrepreneur and need to learn the terminology? Read on to learn about social enterprises, ESG companies, impact investing, and UN SDGs. What is a Social Enterprise? While most social enterprises used to be funded primarily via grants, now they […]

Q: What is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule for worker classification?

Learn how the FLSA rule for worker classification works and what the implications are for companies.  On January 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. This rule, known as the Independent Contractor […]

Q: What is Permanent Establishment Risk and what does it mean for my business?

Learn about permanent establishment risk, what it means for your business, and how to mitigate this risk. Permanent establishment risk affects companies who engage in business overseas. The risk of creating a permanent establishment is a key risk area for multinational companies. However, for the purposes of this article, we’ll focus on the risks to […]