The recent passage of #AB2257 shows just how ill-conceived #AB5 was, and how little the lawmakers understood about the gig economy. I may not write laws, but I write books. When I submit a manuscript to my editor, I am thrilled when the suggested changes are minor; I know I have done a good job… Continue reading The Gig Economy Deserves Better
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today gave independent contractors a boost when it reversed a prior decision from the Obama era which had limited the definition of independent contractors. This reversal should be a boon to some players in the #GigEconomy as well as the platforms that enable services and the companies that secure… Continue reading A New Development in Independent Contractor Compliance
People often ask me why I wrote my latest book, Thriving in the Gig Economy. It was due in part to the fact that in the summer of 2016, three different investor groups approached me for ideas about gig economy platforms. One of those groups went on to create a very cool, platform that is… Continue reading #CoolGigCompanies – Shortlist – Scaling Recruitment in the Developing World
There is a lot of talk right now about whether the educational system in America (and the world) is preparing workers for the increasing importance of the #GigEconomy. The Solo City Project, a 2016 study funded by the Knight Foundation, pointed out the growing need for entrepreneurial training in primary education and suggested it should… Continue reading #CoolGigCompanies – SamaSchool, Preparing Workers for the #GigEconomy
Last month, UpWork and Freelancers Union released their fourth annual “Freelancing in America” study and announced that the freelancing ranks continued to grow and reached 57.3 million participants. This compares to the 2017 MBO Partners “State of Independence in America” which pegged the number at a more conservative 41 million participants. Who is right on… Continue reading Three Things to Know About Gig Economy Data
It has been a busy week of interviews about my new book. Here is a partial list: 7/12 – Technomics, KGO, Host Jason Middleton; he half hour show will air in the second week of August 7/19 School for Start-ups Radio, Host Jim Beach; will air Tuesday July 25 7/20 Money Matters, Host Stu Taylor… Continue reading More Interviews about Thriving in the Gig Economy
As I continue my exploration of the wonderful world of the Gig Economy, I am discovering many fascinating firms. My #CoolGigCompanies posts will profile what some of these firms are doing and the “special sauce” that they bring to the Gig Economy. Enjoy and please leave a comment if you want to add an observation or… Continue reading #CoolGigCompanies — Who Needs Ratings when you have Trust –- Prefer.com
“Just say no”, a slogan forever linked to Nancy Reagan, is a key action for anyone contemplating a career as a freelancer or independent consultant.
A summary of recently suggested legislation by Senator Mark Warner that is a pilot program for portable benefits for gig workers.
Industry attention for Thriving in the Gig Economy