December 31 is the IRS deadline for opening a solo 401(k). You’ll have until April 15 to contribute and take a tax deduction for 2018.
The IRS recently confirmed the 50% deduction for meal expenses – but as usual, fine print applies. Make sure you know what your generosity will cost before you pick up the tab.
SIA reports that New York state employers will be responsible for protecting not just their W-2 employees against sexual harassment, but “certain nonemployees” as well. It’s about time harassment policies start protecting independent workers, and we applaud this step in the right direction.
CEO Dara Khosrowshahi raised eyebrows during Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit by stating that the company wants to start providing benefits to its U.S. drivers. A shout-out to our IPSE family across the pond: Uber already provides its UK drivers with benefits via IPSE membership.
The gender wage gap is spilling over into independent work. Fast Company reports that female freelancers are paid less, and paid later, than their male counterparts. The only good news here is that this data is being captured. When we know better, we can do better.