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Gettin’ Giggy Wit It: How to Hire Independent Contractors

Gettin’ Giggy Wit It: How to Hire Independent Contractors

Still in the wake of the Great Resignation, many employers are becoming increasingly dependent on independent contractors in order to stay productive in the face of temporary staffing shortages. Some companies—like Grubhub and Uber—built their businesses on gig workers from the very beginning.


Staying Compliant with Independent Contractors

Even as more organizations rely on the practice, the status of independent contractors is a hotly debated issue in the Department of Labor. It’s been especially controversial since the Biden administration withdrew a Trump-era rule that made it easier for gig companies to classify workers as independent contractors in order to deny them benefits and other employment protections

In this contentious context, it’s more important than ever that employers who rely on freelancers remain compliant. So, in the latest episode of HR Party of One—BerniePortal's popular podcast and YouTube series—Elisabeth covers how to write a policy for hiring independent contractors and how to pay them. By the end, you’ll have a better understanding of how to make the gig economy work for your organization.



Additional Resources

You can stay informed, educated, and up-to-date on important HR topics with BerniePortal’s comprehensive resources:

  • BerniePortal Blog—a one-stop shop for HR industry news
  • HR Glossary—featuring the most common HR terms, acronyms, and compliance
  • HR Guides—essential pillars, covering an extensive list of comprehensive HR topics
  • BernieU—free online HR courses, approved for SHRM and HRCI recertification credit
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