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Independent contractor status crashing in USA. Or is it?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

There’s no question that the status of independent contractors is under massive attack in the USA from regulators, courts and activist lawyers. We’ve been following this for some time.

The giant transport company FedEx has for years been fighting to defend the independent contractor status of its drivers. But, in California, FedEx has now agreed to pay $228 million in compensation. This follows a 2014 Californian court ruling that FedEx ‘misclassified’ its drivers as independent contractors.  More...

Simply the best small business conference of the year

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What has Triple8Funk hiphop dance group to do with a discussion on small business? Everything! (See Triple8Funk YouTube video and website here). Triple8Funk is a successful small business operating nationally and internationally. And their dance routine on 2 July in Melbourne will lead into a discussion on small business in the Arts space.

Triple8Funk are just part of the impressive line up of speakers and discussions at the SEAANZ Small Enterprise conference in Melbourne on 1–3 July. See the conference brochure here. Full Info and Bookings can be found here. (Venue: NAB Village, 700 Bourke St, Melbourne. Very easy to get to.) More...

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