The independent workforce continues to grow and evolve into a powerful group. Read the latest findings from the ninth annual MBO Partners State of Independence report and the five key takeaways from the report.
…that delivery riders working for online platforms are employees, not self-employed. Not surprisingly, it came down to the ever-murky topic of “control,” including how much instruction riders were given about how to do their work.
…that delivery riders are self-employed because (we love this part) “The riders’ freedom to determine if and when to work is not compatible with employment.” One of the most sensible statements we’ve seen all year.
Millennials and mid-lifers alike are enjoying flexibility and higher pay as travel nurses, KCUR reports. So the next time you get medical care, it might just be from a fellow freelancer.
Despite those rising incomes, Fast Company reports that 1 in 3 independent workers are setting nothing aside for retirement. Be sure to check out Prudential’s Financial Wellness to find out if you’re on the right track.