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Injunction against unionizing Uber

Brian O'Sullivan | April 24, 2017

Earlier this month, a federal judge in Seattle temporarily blocked the country’s first attempt at trying to unionize the independent contractors of Uber and Lyft. Seattle had a law that passed in 2015, saying that independent contractors like Uber of Lyft drivers had the right to collectively bargain their rights, hours, benefits, and the like. […]

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January 23, 2017

The Difference Between Independent Contractors and Employees (And What’s Best for You)

So we like to talk about the Gig Economy quite a bit around here, which means you’ll hear the words “independent contractor” and “employee” thrown around quite a bit. But what do those titles really mean? Legally and otherwise? There are many distinctions that go deeper than surface level, so let’s dive in… Two Different […]

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May 1, 2017

3 Ways to Become a More Savvy Shopper Online

Shopping online needs no introduction. We understand the value of comparing thousands of vendors online, compared to only having a few options within our town. And we aren’t afraid of online shopping like we were in 1999. The best part about it is that there are more things to learn and tools to use that […]

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March 1, 2017

The biggest threat to the Gig Economy

What do you call a thousand lawyers at the bottom of the sea? A good start. I heard this joke a lot growing up when people found out my father was a lawyer. The joke was always told in jest, but to the owners of gig employee businesses, it’s nothing to laugh about.  Lawyers and […]

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March 8, 2017

THE CELEBRITY OF TECH

The United States loves their celebrities. Not that I really need evidence of this, but if you don’t believe me, go ahead and take a look in the White House. We have likely loved our celebrities since the dawn of time, and companies have long used them as pitchmen or women, but rarely did they have a […]

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March 14, 2017

A Productive Lifestyle in the Gig Economy

One of the biggest draws of working in the gig culture is being able to engineer your own work schedule. Sure you might have deadlines or people to report to, but if you get your job done, you could be able to create a balance between work and non-work that applies specifically to you. But […]

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February 16, 2017

Gig economy in 2017: Crystal Ball Predictions

How do you predict the future of something that still seems like it has just arrived? With a crystal ball obviously. So without further ado, here’s my five predictions for the Gig Economy in 2017. If my predictions don’t pan out you can use this article against me, but more than likely, I’ll be the […]

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February 13, 2017

How Trump’s Tax Plan Will Impact Small Business Owners

Let’s continue diving into President Trump’s tax plan, and his ideas going forward. If you missed the two previous posts, be sure to go back and check them out here and here. Now let’s get into some specifics. How will Trump’s tax plan affect small business owners? The tax future is actually pretty bright for […]

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January 13, 2017

The different types of “Giggity’s”

I’ve gotten some feedback of recent articles via Twitter lately.  I’m enjoying it, so keep it coming.  The most common question asked of me is what are the different types of employees of the Gig Economy. Many people seem to think it’s just people working limited hours to make a little extra income. That’s certainly […]

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February 20, 2017

Gig Workers: Here’s What You Need to Know About Filing Your Taxes

When it comes to taxes, life isn’t always easy. There’s not a whole lot of common sense with taxes, as far as which taxes we pay and how filing works. When we work a regular job, our employer gives us a W2, we file it with an accountant or plug it into Turbo Tax, and […]

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