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Opposites Contract: Understanding Employment Classification and Avoiding Penalties

Posted by HRdownloads on Feb 4, 2021 3:40:00 PM

Most workers are either employees or independent contractors, and which category a person belongs to has profound implications for every part of their work, and severe consequences for employers who get the distinction wrong. 

The reason the penalties for worker misclassification can be so severe owes a lot to how different the two classes are. 

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Topics: Small Business, HR Challenges, contract employees

A Limited Engagement: Meeting HR Challenges in the Gig Economy

Posted by HRdownloads on Nov 2, 2017 2:30:00 PM

The temporary or contract employee has been around since before we could say, “There’s an app for that,” yet there’s no doubting the impact digital technology has made on the world of on-demand labour. Yet, while the so-called “gig economy” goes by many names—sharing, freelance, agile, or contingent—many employers and HR professionals know that whatever you call it, short-term contract employment provides both benefits and challenges in today’s market.

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Topics: HR Challenges, gig economy, contract employees

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