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Compliance

November 4, 2019 Read time: 4 minutes

More than two millennia ago, Greek philosopher Heraclitus observed that change “is the only constant.” It's a sentiment that no human resources professional would argue with.   The economic landscape has undergone tremendous upheavals over the past 20 years, much of it due to the tech-driven Fourth Industrial Revolution. Consequently, businesses owe it to their…

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October 10, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Bunker, the leading instant business insurance and compliance platform for independent workers and enterprises, shined the spotlight on leaders in contingent workforce landscape. IES was honored to be interviewed by bunker and share our story which stretches over 45 years.   Check out the full IES feature on the Bunker Spotlight to learn: The inspiration…

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Co-Employment
September 19, 2019 Read time: 1 minutes

Many businesses are wary of co-employment. But those that avoid it are missing out on the benefits that hiring a shared employee can bring. Read the full article here on business.com to learn about four ways you can reduce co-employment risk and ensure you partner with the right joint employer.   Article written by: Tania Fiero,…

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1099 Employee Misclassifications — Are You at Risk_ 800x500 Blog
September 18, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

If businesses want to avoid incurring and paying unnecessary fines, correctly classifying workers of all types is critical. Classifying 1099 workers, or independent contractors, can be especially tricky for many companies. Reports of misclassification reach as much as one-third of workers in some industries. A report published by the Economic Policy Institute revealed that at the…

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Co-Employment Relationship
August 13, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Co-employment opens doors for companies to expand the breadth and expertise of their workforce using long-term contractors. Yet many organizations avoid taking full advantage of this work system because they are unsure of how to mitigate co-employment risks. What is the answer, then? Businesses that want to engage long-term contractors through co-employment have to anticipate…

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Independent Contractor Insurance
August 6, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

As an independent contractor, it's important to protect yourself and your business, and that includes carrying insurance coverage. Protection is crucial, especially in today's marketplace. But what insurance do independent contractors need and how much? Common practice dictates that a contractor should have about $1 million in general liability insurance at least. But it is often best to…

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July 29, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

When you look at the numbers, there’s no question that freelancing is more than a fad. Half of Millennial workers are already doing it, and by 2027, freelancers are set to become the majority of the workforce. But just because freelancing is on the rise, that doesn't mean it's widely accepted. In fact, there are a number…

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IES New Portal
May 14, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) is constantly working to improve services for our clients. That's why we're making technology improvements our top priority with a new online services platform. Getting the user-friendly portal out to clients was a process of trial and error, and it took some fine-tuning and adjustment to get right. It was well worth the effort, though,…

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Independent Contractor Compliance Factors
April 10, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

Keep these factors in mind to make sure your independent contractor compliance program doesn't run into trouble. About 20%–30% of today's workforce in Europe and the US engages in some form of independent work, according to McKinsey, and those numbers will continue to grow. Such growth in the gig economy, along with increased attention from the US Department…

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How to Grow Your Business with a Payrolling Company
April 1, 2019 Read time: 3 minutes

There is plenty of room for creative freedom in business. Eager to throw a new product idea at the market? Go for it. Got a wild idea for that marketing campaign? Give it a shot. Thinking about a freestyle approach to how the company engages contract workers? Stop. When it comes to the regulated arena…

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