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Below is a list of news and updates about self-employment, freelancing, entrepreneurship and independent contracting from around the world. Updated regularly.

17 March: Coronavirus highlights lack of safety net for gig workers (USA)

17 March: Biden endorses California’s job-killing AB 5 law, which slashed freelance work

17 March: Freelancing in a market downturn—how to keep the gigs you have and continue to land new projects (USA)

17 March: Budget 2020: Sunak’s 20 self-employed nods hardly lift freelancer ‘gloom’ (UK)

17 March: Five million self-employed workers ‘could be forced into debt or having to work while ill’ (UK)

17 March: Urgent calls from MPs for five million self-employed workers to be given equal sick pay rights (UK)

10 March: What is IR35 and off-payroll and how do they affect my business? (UK)

10 March: Joe Biden’s tweet supporting AB5 causes visceral reaction from his would-be supporters (USA)

10 March: UberBlack drivers’ classification case revived by 3rd Circuit (USA)

10 March: Uber driver reclassified as employee in France

10 March: Freelancing provides livelihood opportunities in remote areas (The Philippines)

10 March: Freelancers closing the gender gap in Asia-Pacific region

3 March: Will California’s AB5 law gag your gig retirement?

3 March: West Virginia Senate approves independent contractor bill by one vote (USA)

3 March: Five considerations for older professionals entering freelance work

3 March: Lawyers join the freelance revolution

3 March: Freelancers call for revised DBA law to recognise entrepreneurship (The Netherlands)

3 March: Coronavirus UK: unions warn over lack of sick pay for gig economy workers

25 February: Freelancer confidence ‘fallen off a cliff’ over IR35 tax changes (UK)

25 February: The threat to independent contracting: AB 5 (California)

25 February: Mr. AB-5 goes to Washington - and brings a lot of baggage!

25 February: Move to freelancing improves quality of life (UK)

25 February: Freelancers unite with petition to protect rights of independent workers (USA)

25 February: Franchising at fifty: why the over fifties are the new generation of franchisees (UK)

18 February: How employers and independent contractors remain independent under CA AB5 (California)

18 February: The spectrum case against AB5

18 February: Third of freelancers plan to stop contracting in UK due to IR35

18 February: This year’s fastest-growing freelance industries (USA)

18 February: The Guardian view on full employment: fiction not fact (UK)

18 February: You know who can tackle India’s unemployment problem? Female entrepreneurs

11 February: Pro-union measure passes US House

11 February: Instacart defeats emergency independent contractor reclassification attempt in San Diego

11 February: Creative freelancers' Brexit fears seem to ease, as the transition period begins (UK)

11 February: Charted: India’s growing gig workforce is young, gender skewed, and underpaid

11 February: The company bringing scientists into the gig economy

11 February: IR35 self-employed tax may be this Government’s first disaster (UK)

4 February: State Senator backs Constitutional amendment to protect gig economy (California)

4 February: The gig economy and Florida’s workforce system

4 February: More Singapore residents working as freelancers

4 February: Six liquid workforce trends employers will see in 2020

4 February: Lawyers and doctors protest in Paris as pensions row deepens

4 February: Rise in self-employed boosts numbers filing UK tax returns

28 January: New Jersey cracks down on independent contractor misclassification

28 January: Disastrous law aimed at protecting employees instead causes job losses (California)

28 January: California Republican pushes journalist carve-out in gig worker law

28 January: Gearing up for the gig economy

28 January: ‘Not fit for purpose’: tax glitch putting pensions of self-employed at risk (UK)

28 January: The government has declared war on the self-employed (The Netherlands)

21 January: Gig economy bills move forward in other blue states, after California clears the way

21 January: California’s AB5 leaves women business owners reeling

21 January: Federal Court leaves TRO in place staying the enforcement of AB 5 against motor carriers (California)

21 January: Freelancing’s hardest part? That’s not as easy, say self-employed creatives (UK)

21 January: IR35: Is this the end of the road for the freelance? (UK)

21 January: Belgium brings court case against Deliveroo

14 January: Gig law doesn’t apply to independent truck drivers, California judge rules

14 January: The gig economy is coming for your job (USA)

14 January: Academic freelancing growth ‘could damage researcher development’ (UK)

14 January: Freelancing’s best part? The self-employed are unanimous (UK)

14 January: Will online platforms like Uber Works slay business schools? (USA)

14 January: Government announces review into IR35 (UK)

7 January: Federal Court issues eleventh-hour TRO to enjoin enforcement of California’s controversial new independent contractor law

7 January: California’s new Uber law just put hundreds of freelance writers out of work

7 January: 3 ways to utilize gig economy freelancers to transform your business

7 January: 6 out of 10 freelancers often feel lonely due to their work (UK)

7 January: The world’s growing freelance jobs economy

7 January: Self-employment rising in civil engineering sector

31 December: The Guardian view on the gig economy: stop making burnout a lifestyle (UK)

31 December: Truckers, freelance writers file lawsuits vs. contractor bill (California)

31 December: From company bikes to paternal leave: what is changing in 2020 (The Netherlands)

31 December: New laws for the New Year (California)

31 December: 2020 vision in the UK—A look at the year ahead

31 December: Caddies caught up in ramifications of new state law (California)

24 December: California union bill puts workers out of work at Christmas

24 December: Older gig workers left hanging without benefits (USA)

24 December: German court bans Uber's ride-hailing services in Germany

24 December: Journalism groups sue state over AB 5 freelance restrictions (California)

24 December: Why the gig economy is in danger (USA)

24 December: Self-employed Azerbaijani listed among ILO's success stories (Azerbaijan)

17 December: Independent contractor claims proliferate (USA)

17 December: Truckers and industry experts contest California's Assembly Bill 5

17 December: How African countries rank in the global online freelance workforce

17 December: California’s new employment law has boomeranged and is starting to crush freelancers

17 December: Head to Estonia should you wish to earn more than men as a self-employed woman

17 December: Construction sector building towards a 'pensions time bomb' (Ireland)

10 December: What to do about the gig economy

10 December: Trucking group’s attorney says he’s prepared to take anti-owner-operator laws all the way to Supreme Court (California)

10 December: Freelancers’ confidence is the lowest on record, but they have “kicked into overdrive” to prepare for IR35 and Brexit (UK)

10 December: Economist outlines skills sought in freelance workers

10 December: What does the election mean for IR35 and the self-employed? (UK)

10 December: Research highlights health concerns among self-employed (UK)

3 December: How is the fourth industrial revolution changing our economy?

3 December: Government to improve contractor rights, seeks ideas from public (New Zealand)

3 December: Three ways the freelance economy could impact businesses in 2020

3 December: The gig economy is larger than a niche (and how fintechs should look for their niche within it)

3 December: Freelancers’ confidence is the lowest on record, but they have 'kicked into overdrive' to prepare for IR35 and Brexit (UK)

3 December: The gig economy needs a creative touch to regulation, not a knee-jerk ban (UK)

26 November: Independent contractor bill example of law of unintended consequences (USA)

26 November: Women in the gig economy: paid work, care and flexibility in Kenya and South Africa

26 November: Truckers seek to toss California’s new gig economy law

26 November: In an attempt to improve the gig economy, lawmakers may ruin my career, freelancer says (USA)

26 November: Are the self-employed at greater risk of automation, and what can we do about it?

26 November: Freelancers should be paid higher minimum wage, says think tank (UK)

19 November: California trucking association challenges new state labor law

19 November: Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies dependent contractor status

19 November: Freelancing jobs most in demand from employers (USA)

19 November: Changing workforce requires portable health insurance (USA)

19 November: Why self-employed women aren't all pension-prepared (UK)

19 November: Proposed law would protect independent contractors from employment discrimination and wage theft (USA)

12 November: The Uber/Lyft ballot initiative guarantees only $5.64 an hour (California)

12 November: Unpacking pay standards: a response to the UC Berkeley Labor Center (California)

12 November: Landstar moves to restructure Californian operations in wake of IC law

12 November: The pros and cons of accepting crypto payments as a freelancer

12 November: Freelancing in 2020? Get ready to navigate Brexit and IR35 reform (UK)

12 November: Any promises to extend rights of self-employed might win an election, hint British freelancer orgs

5 November: Paid leave might reduce wages: But does that matter? (USA)

5 November: This is the gig worker ballot initiative Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart are backing (California)

5 November: Gig economy could go extinct in California

5 November: Over fifties are driving the rise of self employment (UK)

5 November: Freelancing spreads to suburbia, rural America

5 November: Employment law in a tangle over self-employed in the gig economy (Ireland)

29 October: How to fight California’s new nanny state law banning freelance work

29 October: How Joe Biden would strengthen unions (USA)

29 October: Why California’s AB-5 is a threat to the American way of life

29 October: Paris is best city to be a freelancer - survey

29 October: The gender pay gap for these freelancers is less than you’d expect (USA)

29 October: Bogus self-employment could be costing the state €1 billion per year (Ireland)

22 October: California limits use of independent contractors

22 October: US Congress debates federal independent contractor model

22 October: Women going freelance face bigger gender pay gap

22 October: The realities of freelancing for Americans over 50

22 October: EU allocates 200,000 Euros for people with disabilities’ self-employment (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

22 October: Queen’s speech: IPSE welcomes measures to secure the future of the self-employed (UK)

15 October: New York said to become next battleground for gig worker law

15 October: When ABC Is Not As Easy As 1-2-3 (California)

15 October: The freelance revolution is rising in Dubai

15 October: Dealing with mental health in freelance work (UK)

15 October: Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide

15 October: Small Matters: Global evidence on the contribution to employment by the self-employed, micro-enterprises and SME's [ILO Report]

15 October: Self-employed gender pay gap in each country

8 October: California’s contract worker law could add health coverage for some but put others at risk

8 October: Update on California Assembly Bill 5

8 October: Full-time freelancing lures more Americans

8 October: Freelancing in America 2019 Report [Infographic]

8 October: How artificial intelligence will impact self-employment

8 October: Cambodia lifts ban on foreigners running 10 types of small businesses

1 October: ABCs of AB5, independent contractor law (California)

1 October: California statute offers dramatic change to independent contractor, franchise-franchisee relationships

1 October: Science freelancing platform Kolabtree surpasses 10,000 members

1 October: Southeast Asia's rising freelance economy

1 October: Korea’s self-employment rate at 25%, 5th highest in OECD category

1 October: Is becoming self-employed all it's cracked up to be? (UK)

24 September: California contractor ban could drive owner-operators out of the industry

24 September: California Governor signs law protecting gig economy workers

24 September: The music biz will split from California if the new ‘gig law’ sticks, warn artist and label groups

24 September: Third of New York City workers freelance, according to new study

24 September: The British economy creates lots of jobs – not lots of pay rises

24 September: UK HMRC wins IR35 tribunal against BBC presenters

17 September: Pending major worker reclassification law aims to burst California’s “gig economy” bubble

17 September: California's new law is not only very bad news for Uber, it's a very bad idea

17 September: California to eliminate independent work

17 September: Maybe we’re not all going to be gig economy workers after all (USA)

17 September: Surgeons are joining the freelance revolution (USA)

17 September: UK freelancer earnings stagnate in second quarter—survey

10 September: UK tax changes shift worker classification burden to clients

10 September: California legislature attempting to unionize ride-share companies

10 September: Labour inspector fights for Pizza Hut drivers in contracting case (New Zealand)

10 September: Is the job dead? What lies ahead for us in the future of work?

10 September: What does South Africa's freelancer landscape look like? (Infographic)

10 September: StatsCan releases profile of self-employed Canadians (Infographic +)

3 September: Exempt health care professionals from AB 5 (California)

3 September: A bill giving workplace protection to a million Californians moves one step closer to law

3 September: California ride-share gig companies facing takeover by labor unions

3 September: Protecting the interests of freelancers (Japan)

3 September: Self-employed individuals struggle to secure mortgages (New Zealand)

3 September: Five essential apps for freelancers and self-employed people (UK)

27 August: The future of employment – 30 telling gig economy statistics (USA)

27 August: Over 3 million freelancers in Japan amid rise of flexible working styles

27 August: Will Assembly Bill 5 destroy the gig economy? (California)

27 August: Gen X is preferred over millennials as freelancers, says survey (India)

27 August: Pakistan ranks 4th among world's fastest growing freelance markets

27 August: HMRC targets GSK contractors in UK tax crackdown

27 August: Spanish justice rules against Deliveroo: 'riders are not self-employed'

20 August: Contract organisations call on government to stop IR35 and Loan Charge (UK)

20 August: Some fear Bill regulating “side hustles” would hurt city’s African-American community (USA)

20 August: The top 10 fastest growing freelance markets in the world

20 August: The invisible side of freelancing (Bangladesh)

20 August: Deliveroo seeks changes to laws covering self-employed workers (Ireland)

20 August: Freshbooks third annual self-employment in America report (Infographic)

13 August: Independent contractor misclassification and compliance news update (USA)

13 August: Uber and Lyft: dependence on contractors puts rideshare industry's future in doubt (USA)

13 August: The new trend that helps freelancers in France save money and make friends

13 August: Boris Johnson warned of Brexit’s impact on creative industry freelancing (UK)

13 August: Flexible work style — can it be sustainable? (Japan)

13 August: 80% of rural entrepreneurs say they are better off than urban counterparts (USA)

6 August: Highest Court in Canada says substance, not form, will determine independent contractor or employee status

6 August: IR35 reforms: Contractor poll highlights lack of faith in new UK government

6 August: Uber and Lyft hate this bill (California)

6 August: Scientists are a new force in the freelance revolution

6 August: The number of gig workers is going to skyrocket by 2020: Deloitte (USA)

6 August: Self-employment program to cover 10,000 families (Azerbaijan)

30 July: How gig economy gives a mental health boost to workers – new research

30 July: New Jersey report forecasts aggressive enforcement action on independent contractor misclassification

30 July: The California legislature’s ‘crazy quilt’ approach to independent contracting

30 July: Sajid Javid cheered as chancellor having backed small firms, tax reform and IR35 repeal (UK)

30 July: 5 key findings from the new Freelance Economic Impact Report 2019 (USA)

30 July: An insider’s secrets to freelance success in Prague and the Czech Republic

23 July: How drivers can beat Uber at its own game (USA)

23 July: 3 benefits of freelancing and the pitfalls to look out for (USA)

23 July: The growing freelance economy and the problems ahead (UK)

23 July: The 4th industrial revolution means opportunity for freelancers

23 July: Speed and the self-employed (Ireland)

23 July: The ‘genuinely self-employed’ need not fear IR35 changes (UK)

16 July: New Jersey getting tougher on independent contractor misclassification

16 July: Assembly Bill 5: a threat to SoCal's gig economy? (California)

16 July: Off-Payroll draft legislation published: Government dismisses consultation concerns (UK)

16 July: Freelancers incubator in Bulgaria launches powerful learning platform for independent workers around the world

16 July: 50 noteworthy freelance statistics in 2019 (USA) (includes infographics)

16 July: Rogue bosses pretending they're self-employed face €25,000 fine (Ireland)

9 July: California debates law requiring 2 million independent contractors to become employees

9 July: California's politically powerful unions aim to crush sharing economy

9 July: Brexit and new freelance tax regime double blow for UK freelancers

9 July: Let’s make it easier for gig economy workers to buy homes (USA)

9 July: Why gig economy is making stronger inroads into Asia Pacific

9 July: Fines for late self-assessment tax payments rise sharply (UK)

2 July: From strip clubs to strip malls, how 2 million workers could be swept up in a bill aimed at the gig economy (California)

2 July: Sacramento’s independent contractor bill carves out exemptions (California)

2 July: Don’t suffocate the gig economy with century-old work rules (USA)

2 July: How Gallup data explains the vitality of the freelance revolution (USA)

2 July: Dutch government plans to set a freelance minimum rate of €16 per hour

2 July: Government to go ahead with plans for self-employed to access jobseeker's payments (Ireland)

25 June: Are more independent contractors a good thing for the economy? (USA)

25 June: The plus side of being self-employed (Ireland)

25 June: A freelancing boom is reshaping Bangladesh and its economy

25 June: Morocco joins the freelance revolution

25 June: Dutch people have the least lust for freelancing

25 June: Financing of self-employment program increases (Azerbaijan)

18 June: IR35: summary of responses to Off-Payroll private sector consultation (UK)

18 June: Fourth Circuit upholds $61 million judgment against Dish network (USA)

18 June: Sky music judge and songwriter named Freelancer of the Year (UK)

18 June: Self-employed are happier, healthier than employees (UK)

18 June: Self-employed bailiffs bemoan lack of job security (UK)

18 June: What if we extend employee benefits to all workers? (USA)

11 June: NLRB counsel holds Uber drivers are independent contractors (USA)

11 June: New employment regulations could destroy California's gig economy

11 June: Freelancers face a looming tax nightmare (UK)

11 June: How 'flexing it' is transforming management consulting in India

11 June: Is the job dead? (USA)

11 June: PM Oli inaugurates Prime Minister Self-employment Programme (Nepal)

4 June: Assembly passes bill limiting independent contractor status in most industries (California)

4 June: Workers, employers react to ‘Dynamex’ bill amendments (California)

4 June: The economy is strong, so why do over 46% of Americans have to do this to make ends meet?

4 June: Admin tasks costing UK freelancers more than £28bn a year

4 June: Self-employment can be good for your health

4 June: HR Ministry recommends expansion of SOCSO’s Self-Employment Scheme (Malaysia)

28 May: Don’t ‘reclassify’ contractors as employees (USA)

28 May: What will the new IR35 legislation mean for my business? (UK)

28 May: Freelancing and the Blockchain: Top platforms to earn money online

28 May: How to succeed as a freelancer (India)

28 May: Nine self-employed mortgage myths busted (UK)

28 May: Cuba’s self-employed demand legal advice and support

21 May: Eleven financial tips every freelancer should follow (USA)

21 May: The future of work: What does the shift to freelancing mean for UK businesses?

21 May: Why more companies should encourage their employees to freelance (USA)

21 May: Pinoy freelancers worry over job stability – survey (The Philippines)

21 May: The rise of the freelance economy in South Africa

21 May: Freelancers will have little savings when they retire (Malaysia)

14 May: Appeals Court reviews California contractor case

14 May: Is the gig economy the answer for older workers? (USA)

14 May: Female freelancers lead senior level revolution (UK)

14 May: 2019: The rise of the freelance economy (Africa)

14 May: 'Europe, we have a problem!'—8 facts about female entrepreneurs in the digital age

14 May: A changing world: The shifting gig economy in 2019

7 May: California independent contractor test applies retroactively

7 May: Is remote work illegal? (USA)

7 May: How to survive—and succeed—in the gig economy

7 May: What the next generation of freelancers will look like

7 May: Good news for the self-employed (Malaysia)

7 May: Bulgaria 19th in the European Union in self-employed people

30 April: The gig economy: disrupting the status quo (USA)

30 April: Dems want to kill independent contracting work in California

30 April: The top 10 reasons employees decide to freelance full time (USA)

30 April: 8 freelance jobs for the modern Muslim girl

30 April: Breaking the Faustian pact: What motivates professionals in a gig economy world?

30 April: Self-employed can claim the dole for the first time from November (Ireland)

23 April: Why can’t I just be a contractor? (USA)

23 April: Democrats trying to kill independent contracting work in California

23 April: New technology has sparked a freelance boom – here's what's coming next (USA)

23 April: Black millennials are more likely to have a second job than their peers (USA)

23 April: 'I feel refreshed': Brits embrace multiple careers (UK)

23 April: Does automation target women’s jobs?

16 April: Recent rulings not the end of fight over Dynamex decision (USA)

16 April: What makes gig economy the hottest trend in India

16 April: Fifteen-year-old beats poverty with web freelancing (Bangladesh)

16 April: British Columbia's ‘shadow economy’ growing more than twice as fast as Canada’s

16 April: Could a working conditions rating system protect gig economy workers? (UK)

16 April: Texas adopts rule to classify digital gig economy workers as independent contractors

9 April: MPs debate Loan Charge and Off-Payroll legislation (UK)

9 April: Google requiring temporary workers, contractors get health care coverage, parental leave (USA)

9 April: SAFREA releases 2018/2019 SA freelance trends report (South Africa)

9 April: Google just predicted the future of the gig economy

9 April: The self-employment conundrum (India)

9 April: No more "9 to 6" entrepreneurship among millennials

2 April: 'Uberized workers' ask the EU to set a minimum income to self-employed people

2 April: 5 major changes to self-employed tax coming in the 2019-20 tax year (UK)

2 April: Supreme Court turndown not the end of California independent contractor battle

2 April: Frank Field: “Rampant injustice” in the gig economy (UK)

2 April: 5 myths about freelancing

2 April: How solopreneurs can overcome loneliness and thrive

26 March: Pray for a good harvest, but keep at your plow (USA)

26 March: Crony carve-outs in California independent-contractor fight

26 March: Brexit and freelancers: the consequences on Europe's leading market

26 March: Aquino files bill on protection, incentives for freelance workers (The Philippines)

26 March: New proposals to clamp down on bogus self-employment practices (Ireland)

26 March: More women turn to self-employment as experts call freelancing a ‘feminist issue’ (UK)

19 March: Oregon strippers are engaged in a fierce battle over whether they should be contractors or employees

19 March: Some truckers got run over by the Republicans' tax law (USA)

19 March: Go ‘Gig’ or Go Home (USA)

19 March: ‘This could ruin us’: A class-action suit imperils California freelancers

19 March: High UK employment masks troubled economy

19 March: Jess Varnish lodges appeal against landmark employment case (UK)

12 March: New Fifth Circuit decision upholds independent contractor status (USA)

12 March: Bird Scooters ditches gig economy mechanics in favour of in-house repairs (USA)

12 March: The freelance revolution comes to Japan: an update

12 March: Consulting among top paid freelance roles in UK

12 March: Women turning to self-employment for better pay and working conditions (UK)

12 March: Business attacks plan to extend tax rules for self-employed (UK)

5 March: Contractor agreements not worth the paper they’re printed on (USA)

5 March: California misclassified independent contractors settle for employee status—is it the right choice?

5 March: How online platforms are jeapordising the ‘free’ in ‘freelancing’ (India)

5 March: Are high-design hotels the new coworking space?

5 March: National Gallery: NG27 group win workers' rights (UK)

5 March: Record jobs figures hide the true story of UK economy

26 February: Swift reportedly part of flight from owner-operator leasing in California

26 February: 3 ways to embrace the differences between freelancers and gig workers (USA)

26 February: It's way past time to get over these 3 stereotypes about freelance workers (USA)

26 February: HMRC loan charge: Self-employed fear 'financial ruin' (UK)

26 February: Cuba announces new modifications in self-employment

26 February: How Universal Credit is ‘failing’ self-employed people (UK)

19 February: Biz community decries bill to “kill” independent contracting (USA)

19 February: California Court of Appeal finds that in-home caregivers may be employees of placement agencies

19 February: Ontario Court of Appeal rules that arbitration clause is invalid, clearing the road for class action against Uber

19 February: The rise of greypreneurs: Freelancing after 50 (Infographic) (USA)

19 February: Nigeria: Empowering women via online platform for self-employment

19 February: Flexible and freelance contracts on the rise, despite shortage of workers (The Netherlands)

12 February: My ability as an independent contractor is at risk. the legislature can do something about it (USA)

12 February: NLRB says owner-operators are okay (USA)

12 February: The dos and don’ts of freelancing in the UAE

12 February: Freelance nation? The new American dream

12 February: Courier firm and union seal landmark ‘self-employed plus’ deal (UK)

12 February: IPSE: Hermes announcement ‘muddying the waters’ of employment status (UK)

5 February: NLRB reinstates prior test determining whether workers are independent contractors (USA)

5 February: Freelancers in Vietnam face chances and challenges

5 February: Freelancers hold generally positive attitudes towards gig economy (USA)

5 February: The digital future and human labor

5 February: Hermes couriers awarded union recognition in gig economy first (UK)

5 February: BBC paid £1m to top stars just days before licence fee hike sparks fury (UK)

29 January: Another reversal by the Trump Board! Traditional independent contractor test restored (USA)

29 January: How New York City supports freelancers: the 'freelancers hub' in Brooklyn (USA)

29 January: How to explain the freelance revolution to skeptics

29 January: Freelancers are being exploited by businesses that fail to pay their invoices (UK)

29 January: Croatian finance ministry announces tax changes for freelancers

29 January: Your delivery boy could be the local tailor or dance teacher (India)

22 January: Employer liability for workers: independent contractor vs employee (USA)

22 January: The real cure for economic insecurity (USA)

22 January: The new normal: freelancing, hustling and informal labor (USA)

22 January: Young professionals weigh flexibility against instability (China)

22 January: Rise in self-employment welcome, but government must take heed and give them the support they need (UK)

22 January: Self-employment - 2017: The National Statistics Office has just published Self-Employment 2017 (Malta)

15 January: French court rules against Uber in 'employment' contract case

15 January: Uber drivers ruled as workers, not self-employed -- again (UK)

15 January: Amendments of the Trade Unions Act (Poland)

15 January: How much do PGA Tour pro golfers pay their caddies?

15 January: Freelancing forges ahead in US: numbers up 7pc as younger workers boost work-life balance

15 January: Contracts can be a career: Finding a place in the gig economy (Singapore)

8 January: Will Cuba’s “self-employed” advance in 2019?

8 January: Third of self-employed had leapt at the chance to go it alone (Malta)

8 January: Reclassification of the contract between a delivery rider and a digital platform (France)

8 January: There are fewer gig jobs than you think. Economists walk back study that showed huge increase (USA)

8 January: Canada adds 9,300 jobs, gains are in part-time and among self-employed

8 January: More UAE companies turning to freelancers to fill skills gaps

1 January: For all the talk, millennials have done little to change the workplace (USA)

1 January: Freelancing might be bad for your health, a new study suggests

1 January: 5 predictions for the gig economy and freelancing in 2019 (USA)

1 January: The rise of poverty among EU workers since the financial crisis — in charts

1 January: How new worker protections will impact contractors (UK)

1 January: Azerbaijan eyes to expand scope of self-employment program

25 December: New front in the labor war between Uber and its drivers (USA)

25 December: Economic realities rather than corporate formalities govern independent contractor status (USA)

25 December: Uber loses appeal over driver employment rights (UK)

25 December: Freelancing alive and well in the Philippines

25 December: Popularity of freelancing has changed the 9-to-5 landscape (South Africa)

25 December: The self-employed pensions time-bomb (UK)

18 December: New small biz health plans come online January 1st: 5 things to know (USA)

18 December: Employees, independent consultants and tax puzzle (Kenya)

18 December: Here’s why the Philippines has the most freelancers in Southeast Asia

18 December: How to prepare for a recession as a freelancer (USA)

18 December: Uber welcomes, unions criticise UK plan to maintain flexible gig economy

18 December: More Maltese people encouraged into self employment – Eurostat

11 December: Freelancers, get ready for the coming recession (USA)

11 December: Three new freelancers in four happy to have taken the plunge (Belgium)

11 December: The freelance army: Why many Indians are choosing part-time over full-time (India)

11 December: Government policy pushes freelance sector into decline, IPSE report finds (UK)

11 December: New regulations for self-employment enter into force in Cuba

11 December: Private companies, self-employed households flourish in past 40 years (China)

4 December: There are two gig economies

4 December: This generation relies the most on freelancing as its sole source of income

4 December: 38% of freelancers regularly use cryptocurrency, survey reveals

4 December: Why older workers are more likely to freelance than millennials

4 December: Deliveroo riders are self-employed and do not have right to collective bargaining rules High Court judge in new blow to 'gig economy' workers (UK)

4 December: Cuba modifies some regulations unpopular with private sector

27 November: Contracting in the gig economy (Canada)

27 November: Embrace the flexibility in a freelancer’s working week

27 November: 3 strategies to equip your company for the freelance revolution (USA)

27 November: New self-employment law delayed, conflict with EU guidelines (The Netherlands)

27 November: Government mulls self employment of transgenders (India)

27 November: 71% of self-employed people still fear mortgage discrimination (UK)

20 November: To be an employee or not to be - that is once again the question (Canada)

20 November: How will the new California Governor impact the gig economy?

20 November: Pakistan needs to promote freelancing industry

20 November: Freelancers: unsung heroes of the US national income

20 November: More money, more family time: survey reveals why self-employment is so popular right now (Survey results: USA)

20 November: Court rules Addison Lee drivers are workers, not self-employed (UK)

13 November: Union delegates defer plan to represent independent contractors (Canada)

13 November: California trucking group sues state over contractor test

13 November: Why freelancing is the future of work

13 November: Gig workers and self-employed are 'under-protected' (UK)

13 November: The growing importance of the self-employed to the UK economy

13 November: Why the UK continues to be the place to start a micro business

6 November: Delay or not on IR35 reform, the damage will be done (UK)

6 November: California Trucking Association the latest to sue state over driver classification ruling

6 November: Golden age of contracting coming to an end? (UK)

6 November: Freelance economy continues to roar (USA)

6 November: 71 per cent of Brits considering self-employment

6 November: In African cities, the “gig economy” is called the economy

30 October: Uber appeals against drivers' rights to pay and holiday (UK)

30 October: Will contractors' pensions be at risk from Budget 2018? (UK)

30 October: Misguided court ruling will devastate California’s economy unless legislators step in

30 October: Why freelancing is on the rise in the UAE

30 October: The problems with freelancing and how blockchain can help

30 October: Self-employment declining in Switzerland

23 October: Unhitching the gig economy (NZ)

23 October: Uber Works wants to disrupt the idea of a living wage (USA)

23 October: Should you ever work for free, as a freelancer?

23 October: With average freelancing pay of Php25k a month, are gigs a viable alternative to jobs? (The Philippines)

23 October: Agencies cooperate to disseminate self-employment culture (Egypt)

23 October: Power to the people: Pedro Sanchez signs landmark deal to protect Spain’s self-employed

16 October: Independent contracting case makes the Supreme Court (USA)

16 October: Independent contractors ill served by ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach (USA)

16 October: Are freelancers a breed apart?

16 October: 15 important trends in freelancing: Why this matters now

16 October: Budget 2018: Hammond to overhaul self-employed tax (UK)

16 October: Informal economies are diverse: South African policies need to recognise this

9 October: Supreme Court, missing a justice, considers a trucking case that could rattle the economy (USA)

9 October: Minister weighing up ways to boost contractor rights (NZ)

9 October: The freelance retirement crisis no one is talking about (USA)

9 October: UK's gig economy can learn from US' more mature freelancing market

9 October: 5 things that freelancers in Pakistan have to face

9 October: UK Uber drivers to stage 24 hour strike over pay and conditions

2 October: Government tax treatment of freelancers slammed by Qdos Contractor (UK)

2 October: Deliveroo's sales rise to £277m but losses soar (UK)

2 October: 73% of Gen Z freelancers do so by choice, report says (USA)

2 October: The number of six-figure freelancers rose 70% in seven years (USA)

2 October: Self-employment improves mental health: study (Pakistan)

2 October: IPSE challenges ‘misleading’ TUC analysis of self-employment (UK)

25 September: IPSE urges Government to abandon “disastrous” IR35 plans (UK)

25 September: California ruling about independent contractors has small business owners worried about the future

25 September: India emerging as freelancing hub

25 September: Why the economy is shifting towards the freelance and gig world (UK)

25 September: 7,000 families to be involved in self-employment program (Azerbaijan)

25 September: Freelancers help small businesses grow: two successes to learn from (USA)

18 September: Solo contracting 'makes one in five suicidal' (UK)

18 September: IPSE to Government: Become contractor-friendly again and scrap IR35 (UK)

18 September: PH freelancers cashing in on rising gig economy Philippines)

18 September: What worker wouldn’t move to Scandinavia in America?

18 September: Labour promises to restore boss-worker balance (UK)

18 September: Business groups urge Chancellor not to penalise the self-employed (Scotland)

11 September: HMRC loses another tribunal case over MoO and Control (UK)

11 September: 6 books on the future of work that every HR professional should read

11 September: UAE’s workplace culture needs to cotton on to freelancing

11 September: Meet Moroccan expert in the freelancing sector

11 September: Give freelancers a voice in the Accountable Capitalism Act (USA)

11 September: Philip Hammond ‘betrays self-employed’ by scrapping tax cut (UK)

4 September: California independent contractors want Legislature to step in and keep them working

4 September: Gen Z is the generation most inclined toward freelancing (USA)

4 September: Is freelancing the future of employment?

4 September: Freelancing - A better alternative to your 9 to 5 job? (Bangladesh)

4 September: Bipartisan push begins in Senate to expand mortgage access for self-employed borrowers (USA)

4 September: Chinese millennial freelancers in Shanghai share their stories

28 August: 49% say independent contracting is safer than full-time work, survey shows (USA)

28 August: Future of freelancers in an era of gig economy (India)

28 August: Contractors of the state! Unite! (USA)

28 August: Freelance body develops training proposal into ‘bold’ skills strategy (UK)

28 August: Self-employment is the future (Egypt)

28 August: Survey reveals types of jobs Kenya's self-employed do

21 August: Ireland's top professional contractors 'more likely to work abroad' unless tax anomaly addressed

21 August: What is the effect of federal regulation on jobs? (USA)

21 August: Contractor confidence surges despite economic gloom (UK)

21 August: If you build it they will come (UK)

21 August: Rise of freelance work force (The Philippines)

21 August: New report takes flawed self-employed training system to task (UK)

14 August: Indonesia's booming gig economy means big tradeoffs for workers

14 August: 'I am a survivor': The untold story of a Detroit pioneer

14 August: For the sake of IT contracting, it’s time you spoke up (UK)

14 August: MPs call to bring self-employed under pension auto-enrolment (UK)

14 August: Self-employment: Youth trained for online jobs (Kenya)

14 August: Was an employer liable for assaults on current and potential employees carried out by an independent contractor? (UK)

7 August: Why contracting can make coming home easier for Irish emigrants living abroad

7 August: The SA gig economy and labour law (South Africa)

7 August: 10 great gig economy jobs in 2018 (USA)

7 August: IPSE and REC publish main points for IR35 consultation (UK)

7 August: More healthcare professionals choose employment with organizations over self-employment (USA)

7 August: Freelancing: Is it the answer to work-life balance? (UAE)

31 July: Labour broker judgment will 'not affect' cleaners‚ security staff (South Africa)

31 July: The US government doesn’t know how big the gig economy is

31 July: Republicans cut taxes for pass-through businesses, then worry about a shift to self-employment (USA)

31 July: The next hot market: Freelancers

31 July: Going solo: The rise of self-employment (UK)

31 July: Future outlook for self-employed people falls sharply (South Korea)

24 July: How US law needs to change to support the self-employed and gig economy

24 July: Self-employed owed tens of thousands for completed work (UK)

24 July: Sympathetic vibrations: Setting the record straight (USA)

24 July: Dutch court rules Deliveroo riders are self-employed, queries labour law

24 July: How this freelance approach can produce full-time results

24 July: Your work, your time, your choice (New Zealand)

17 July: Be cautious, meticulous before entering the contracting game (South Africa)

17 July: Appellate Court clarifies 'Dynamex' ABC test doesn't apply to joint employment arrangements (USA)

17 July: New data: six-figure freelancing is on the rise (USA)

17 July: Why employees are turning to freelancing (Egypt)

17 July: Lecturers fight National Gallery over ‘gig economy’ case (UK)

17 July: Cuba’s self-employed and their “struggle”

10 July: Why the 'gig economy' isn't real (USA)

10 July: New Jersey joins a string of states cracking down on employee misclassification

10 July: IR35: IPSE consults members and prepares for combat (UK)

10 July: Are freelancers really happier than other professionals?

10 July: No significant rise in number of freelancers (Singapore)

10 July: Is working remotely bad for your health?

3 July: Expert consensus: self-employment must be defined in law (UK)

3 July: The freelancing work revolution (USA) [Audio/Video]

3 July: Don't underestimate the loneliness that comes with being a freelancer (S Africa)

3 July: Pakistan 4th most popular country for freelancing: report

3 July: Self-employed funding crisis could undermine everyone's future (UK)

3 July: Europe’s silent shift to self-employment

26 June: Calls for a statutory definition of self-employment gather momentum (UK)

26 June: Let’s give those independent “giggers” a hug and a home (USA)

26 June: IT sector will become the largest employer of freelancers (India)

26 June: Five ways freelancing offers you a career springboard (USA)

26 June: Hermes couriers are workers, not self-employed, tribunal rules (UK)

26 June: Gig economy turns the spotlight on who is really self-employed (Ireland)

19 June: Is tech finally realizing that contractors need benefits, too? (USA)

19 June: Supreme Court ruling: implications for contractors, agencies and end-clients (UK)

19 June: #TimesUp in freelancing -- steps to solving the gender pay gap (USA)

19 June: Advertising's newest enemy is the legion of freelancers the agencies laid off (USA)

19 June: Government must define self-employment to avoid uncertainty which led to Pimlico Plumbers case, IPSE say (UK)

19 June: 'Permalancing' is the new self-employment trend you'll be seeing everywhere (USA)

12 June: Are independent contractors a smaller percentage of workers? (USA)

12 June: The gig economy is transforming the payment world

12 June: The death of the freelance revolution is greatly exaggerated (USA)

12 June: How AI is making an entry into the freelance economy

12 June: IPSE welcomes government’s commitment to improve self-employed access to training (UK)

12 June: Union brings High Court challenge over employment status of Deliveroo riders (UK)

5 June: The rise and rise of the gig economy (Ireland)

5 June: How the gig economy is transforming possibilities for payments

5 June: Romance of freelancing 'lessens with age' (UK)

5 June: Five reasons why freelancers are going to rule the workforce

5 June: 10 sad reasons freelancers talk about ditching toxic clients (but still keep them anyway)

5 June: Self-employment schemes (India)

29 May: The Rideshare Guy on Uber, Lyft, and what their drivers really want (USA)

29 May: This back-door reorganisation spells the end of NHS general practice (UK)

29 May: Package express costs could skyrocket due to Court contractor ruling (California)

29 May: Marcomm firms in Romania embrace freelancing trend

29 May: Netherlands – European Commission warns Dutch government to act on bogus self-employment

29 May: Tapping the food sector for self-employment (india)

22 May: The future of work (Europe)

22 May: Employers can’t duck responsibility for workplace safety by hiring contract workers (USA)

22 May: Five reasons why the future of work lies in freelancing

22 May: Does being self-employed make you happier?

22 May: Self-employed to face higher taxes in Treasury crackdown (UK)

22 May: Lib-pop politics: Italy’s new government is more neoliberal than populist

15 May: Undocumented entrepreneurs rise above policy making (USA)

15 May: Breaking the system? The SOSi Interpreter ruling and its implications (USA)

15 May: How Blockchain technology could make the world a better place for freelancers

15 May: Uber hires an Amazon executive to head up its UK unit as fight to keep London license continues

15 May: Campaign fails to hail true worth of self-employed (Ireland)

15 May: Universal credit rules risk 'crushing' self-employed and startups (UK)

8 May: California Supreme Court delivers blow to use of independent contractors

8 May: Legal and illegal labor contracting (The Philippines)

8 May: The future is freelance: How to optimize independent worker output

8 May: How often do freelancers get paid late? It depends if you’re a woman or man

8 May: Govt to launch public awareness campaign on false self-employment (Ireland)

8 May: Finnish self-employed: Freelance provision requires reform

1 May: Gig economy business model dealt a blow in California ruling

1 May: May the 4th be with you: Essential freelancing wisdom from Star Wars characters

1 May: Freelancing in the UAE region (Video)

1 May: Here are the 20 most in-demand skills for freelance workers

1 May: Fears over workers ‘nudged into self-employment’ (UK)

1 May: Hermes faces legal fight with some drivers over worker rights (UK)

24 April: ONS latest: contracting and freelancing are “here to stay” (UK)

24 April: This hot trend could make freelancing a lot more fun -- and meaningful (USA)

24 April: 2018 Global Human Capital Trends [PDFS, articles, infographic, videos]

24 April: Foreign freelancer in Romania: Tax regulation and available jobs

24 April: Latest Safrea report on freelancing in SA shows ‘print taking a back seat’ (South Africa)

24 April: Denmark has lowest share of self-employed in EU

17 April: Will government make training more affordable for contractors? (UK)

17 April: Obama labor policy critics see renewed hope (USA)

17 April: Gender pay gap? What contractor gender pay gap? (UK)

17 April: The majority of US workforce will be freelancers in the future

17 April: What makes freelancing tick? (The Philippines—Infographic)

17 April: Universal Credit penalty for self-employed, says Citizens Advice (UK)

10 April: Automation could create a more inclusive economy through high-skilled side work (USA)

10 April: Federal govt to train 1 million people in freelancing under DigiSkills program (Pakistan)

10 April: "Freelance Tunisie" announces launch of freelancing website in Tunisia

10 April: 'Clients shouldn’t have to do what HMRC can’t -- get IR35 right' (UK)

10 April: Pay into a pension or work into old age? (UK)

10 April: Ten-point plan to give self-employed platform to succeed (UK)

3 April: Contractor wins IR35 appeal against HMRC (UK)

3 April: Handy is quietly lobbying state lawmakers to declare its workers aren't employees (USA)

3 April: Freelancing taking root in the Philippines – study

3 April: What is freelancing? (Singapore)

3 April: New protections for self-employed individuals (Italy)

3 April: Crackdown on bosses' bogus self-employed job contracts demanded (Ireland)

27 March: Growth in self-employment driven by highly skilled freelancers not the gig economy, IPSE report shows (UK)

27 March: How the #NYCStripperStrike could lead to a nationwide movement (USA)

27 March: Five ways freelancers are making the world a better place to live (Pakistan)

27 March: Private sector cutbacks spark the rise of the UAE gig economy for 100,000 workers

27 March: DPD to offer couriers sick pay and abolish fines after driver's death (UK)

27 March: Self-employed do not trust pensions, experts say (UK)

20 March: Taylor Review reforms may be weakened or indefinitely postponed (UK)

20 March: Are 7-Eleven franchisees employees or independent contractors? (USA)

20 March: Brazil-based startup to give freelancing market a Blockchain boost

20 March: Skilled freelancers drive growth in self-employment (UK)

20 March: The surprising reality is freelancers are happy and prospering (USA)

20 March: Self-employed people are happiest type of workers, study claims (UK)

13 March: Contractors hit by IR35 want employment rights (UK)

13 March: Gig economy renews debate over whether contractors are really employees (USA)

13 March: Where freelancing is growing fastest in the world, according to Payoneer freelancer awards (USA)

13 March: Does the gender pay gap apply to freelancing too? (UK)

13 March: The boom in self-employed working mothers is nothing to celebrate (UK)

13 March: Skills for youth employment fund launched (Gambia)

6 March: Conditions ripe for boom in use of contracting professionals (UK/Europe)

6 March: Economics for everyone: Gig economy (India)

6 March: From proletariat to precariat (USA)

6 March: Freelancing body warns of two-year pay freeze (UK)

6 March: If you want a better construction sector, support the self-employed (UK)

6 March: Gig economy workers angry at lack of bogus self-employment curbs (UK)

27 February: IPSE warns of danger in government’s Taylor review response (UK)

27 February: Women are taking over the fastest-growing jobs (USA)

27 February: Status as employee v. independent contractor impacts wage and hour claims (USA)

27 February: The Futurist: The new economy (Malaysia)

27 February: Why big-company freelancing may soon get a lot easier

27 February: Self-employment expected to triple by 2020 (USA)

20 February: Key gig economy case reaches Supreme Court (UK)

20 February: What’s in a name - Employment status and the gig economy in 2018 (UK/Europe)

20 February: This app lets drivers juggle competing Uber and Lyft rides (USA)

20 February: What an entrepreneur should know before hiring a freelancer

20 February: Will the freelance economy disrupt workplace realities as we know them?

20 February: More staff than last year looking to ‘go it alone’ (UK)

13 February: History shows how contractors can overcome proposed changes to IR35 (UK)

13 February: Extending IR35 may prompt contractor demands for employment rights (UK)

13 February: Cabinet effectively pulls plug on DBA freelancer legislation (The Netherlands)

13 February: In an increasingly competitive job market, freelancing provides opportunities for young graduates (USA)

13 February: Kazakh Labour and Social Protection Ministry to focus on self-employed workforce, digitisation

13 February: Union seeks to appeal decision classing Deliveroo drivers as self-employed (UK)

6 February: IR35 critics call contractors to action (UK)

6 February: Survival guide issued for sub-contractors (Ireland)

6 February: Japan's freelancers go rogue, shun salaryman tradition

6 February: Does this business represent the future of global freelancing?

6 February: Want a better work-life balance as your own boss? Study finds self-employed people take just 14 days holiday a year

6 February: More selfies? UK self-employment continues to rise

30 January: Are Uber drivers also employees? (South Africa)

30 January: Smaller job market in Singapore for 2017 Q4, while economy expanded

30 January: Why freelancers should hire contractors

30 January: Gig economy disrupts status quo, presenting an opportunity for Africa

30 January: Self-employed? Get ready for the 13-month working year (UK)

30 January: Deliveroo delivery man heads for court over fake self employment (The Netherlands)

23 January: Freelanced: The rise of the contract workforce (US)

23 January: Lifelong leveraging of human potential: The role of public libraries in lifelong workforce training (US)

23 January: Iranian freelancing websites v. global players

23 January: Shades of green: What gig economy workers can learn from the success of romance writers

23 January: Record number of Britons eying freelancing (UK)

23 January: Self-employment: elephant in the room (india)

16 January: The self-employed workforce is growing but its concerns are ignored (UK)

16 January: Contractor service urges government to rethink IR35 in 2018 (UK)

16 January: LA city attorney sues port over unfair trucking policies (US)

16 January: Why startups should consider outsourcing work to freelancers (India)

16 January: Why aren’t employers keen on hiring freelancers? (Kenya)

16 January: Kids looking more to self-employment as adults (Thailand)

9 January: The real future of work (US)

9 January: The network Uber drivers built (US)

9 January: The bright spot in India’s dismal job market: freelancing

9 January: Trends that are transforming the freelancing world

9 January: Self-employed call to new Small Business Minister (UK)

9 January: Self-employment boost productivity growth (UK)

2 January: Change for employment status, again? (UK)

2 January: Tax law may grow gig economy, as employees turn into contractors (US)

2 January: Advice to avoid employment misclassification for contractors (UK)

2 January: Here's how Blockchain can disrupt the gig economy

2 January: A majority of freelancers have another source of income (The Netherlands)

2 January: What will 2018 bring for the self-employed? (UK)

26 December: Why it could be payroll that stops you harnessing the gig economy (UK)

26 December: Philippines journey to digital transactions needs faster vehicles

26 December: Tax overhaul could benefit self-employed (US)

26 December: More than 270,000 Scots in 'insecure' work despite fall in zero hours contracts

26 December: A gift for the self-employed: Tax reform simplifies completing and filing IRS forms (US)

26 December: Self-employment program to cover around 35,000 people in 2018 (Azerbaijan)

19 December: LA to consider blocking trucking companies that use independent contractors (US)

19 December: NLRB restores commonsense joint employer standard (US)

19 December: It’s lonely this Christmas in the white-collar gig economy (UK)

19 December: Can blockchain solve the common problems freelancers face?

19 December: These are freelancers’ top four concerns for 2018 (US)

19 December: Precheck gives independent contractors a compliance shot in the arm (US)

12 December: UK government delays possible reforms to gig economy practices

12 December: Insurance sees surge in self-employment (UK)

12 December: Most older workers will end their careers self-employed, report reveals (UK)

12 December: Another setback for Uber over workers’ rights appeal (UK)

12 December: Xero targets self employed

12 December: Freelancers predicted to become the US workforce majority within a decade

5 December: The increasing costs of contractor misclassification in the EU

5 December: ECJ ruling has ‘enormous’ implications for UK flexible workforce

5 December: Punjab youth earning dollars by freelancing (Pakistan)

5 December: This is how to thrive in the gig economy

5 December: Business body rejects union’s claim about workers stuck in insecure jobs (Ireland)

5 December: Deliveroo riders ‘self-employed’ due to flexibility of the job (UK)

28 November: NZ law ill-prepared for gig economy, professor says

28 November: NLRB Rules against employee status for Menard’s drivers (USA)

28 November: Freelancing. Working full-time. Building a business. Which one is right for me?

28 November: Preparing for the future of work (Malaysia)

28 November: With 15% of the UK population self-employed, income protection providers must adapt

28 November: Someone tell the experts — the self-employed are productive (UK)

21 November: EAT confirms that Uber drivers are workers; and CAC says that Deliveroo drivers are not (UK)

21 November: Are the self-employed facing another Budget bombshell? (UK)

21 November: IR35 reforms: Economic concerns raised over prospect of private sector roll-out (UK)

21 November: Online freelancing and the Nigerian mindset

21 November: Half of agency dollars will divert to freelancers in 10 years, study says

21 November: Self-employed to get sick pay for first time from December (Ireland)

14 November: Why the Senate Tax Reform Bill is a big deal for gig economy workers (US)

14 November: IPSE urges statutory self-employment definition after Uber ruling (UK)

14 November: Was the tribunal right to rule that Uber drivers are workers, not self-employed? (UK)

14 November: Why the future of work could lie in freelance (Africa)

14 November: Indian labour more interested in freelancing work

14 November: Why do female freelancers earn less than male counterparts? (UK)

7 November: IPSE survey finds fragile rise in confidence among contractors (UK)

7 November: Freelancing in Africa: A growing trend on the continent

7 November: Government shelves £130 freelancers’ tax cut (UK)

7 November: Entrepreneurs aren’t as happy as you think (US)

7 November: Government delay to NICs changes for self-employed welcomed (UK)

7 November: The freelance escape just might lock talent up in new corporate shackles (UAE)

31 October: Brexit drives demand for IT contractors and longer contracts (UK)

31 October: Contractors explore personal networks for work after IR35 changes (UK)

31 October: Pakistan’s freelancing industry is thriving

31 October: White-collar workers should now be concerned about outsourcing overseas too (US)

31 October: The many faces of self-employment in Europe

31 October: UK Treasury considers crackdown on bogus self-employment

24 October: Freelancing in America: 2017 (Major report: Slideshow and text)

24 October: Are we ready for a workforce that is 50% freelance? (US)

24 October: US independent contractor laws: What every company should know

24 October: Actresses—and millions of other workers—have no federal sexual-harassment protections (US)

24 October: Myths and realities of self-employment (UK)

24 October: Self-employed risk losing £70k a year due to protection gap (UK)

17 October: Center for American Progress questions whether gig workers are paid enough

17 October: IR35 drives contractor exodus from TFL, causing talent shortage (UK)

17 October: Will the most freelance-friendly generation reshape the future of work? (USA)

17 October: The future is freelance: Why freelancers are changing the game

17 October: Rise in self-employment transforms UK’s economic statistics (UK)

17 October: Not government or organised sector, bulk of the jobs are created by SMEs and by self employment: (Finance Minister) Arun Jaitley (India)

10 October: ASTA gets behind bill defining an independent contractor (USA)

10 October: Another blow to the gig economy as Addison Lee drivers are held to be workers (UK)

10 October: Brazilian labor reform disappoints American investors

10 October: Do millennials prefer corporate jobs to freelancing? (USA)

10 October: Common-sense financial tips to keep in mind as freelance jobs are become more common (Canada)

10 October: Number of Korea’s self-employed fourth-highest in OECD

3 October: Is the rise of contract workers killing upward mobility? (USA)

3 October: Red tape rollback: Trump least-regulatory president since Reagan (USA)

3 October: Contracting professionals prefer mixing onsite and remote working (UK)

3 October: Autumn Budget 2017: IPSE urges Government to seize opportunity to support contractors (UK)

3 October: Is freelancing the future of employment? (New Zealand)

3 October: Freelancing women wait longer to have kids (The Netherlands)

26 September: Uber rival’s drivers are ‘workers’, employment tribunal rules (UK)

26 September: TfL and London Mayor under fire for “Luddite” Uber decision (UK)

26 September: EU seeks to add more protection for casual workers

26 September: Why millenials are moving to Portugal in their droves

26 September: Freelancers turn Bangladesh into a hub for ICT outsourcing

26 September: More Africans joining self-employment, says labour report (Uganda)

19 September: More than half of US workforce will have worked independently in next decade, MBO report says

19 September: Employee or independent contractor? (South Africa)

19 September: You can’t gig with us: Why the freelance economy is getting more cliquey (USA)

19 September: Have you got what it takes to go freelance? (UK)

19 September: Ten truths and ten lies about self-employment (USA)

19 September: More than 15% of UK workforce is now self-employed

12 September: GrubHub is not a food delivery company, says COO (US)

12 September: Mitigating the risk of non-compliance with independent contractors (US)

12 September: UK freelancers buck employee pay squeeze by wide margin

12 September: US freelance workforce growing by a million a year

12 September: The truth about self-employment in the UK

12 September: Keeping employment rights in the shadows (Ireland)

5 September: Gig economy creates legal puzzles for the courts (US)

5 September: Freelancer vs independent contractor vs employee (how to know what you need) (US)

5 September: Who are you, gig worker or employee? (US)

5 September: Why don't universities better prepare students for self-employment? (UK)

5 September: Two million self-employed struggling to save - research (UK)

5 September: UK freelancers buck employee pay squeeze by wide margin

29 August: Give contractors plenty of leeway, so it’s clear they are truly independent (US)

29 August: California Supreme Court rules that independent contractors are not excluded from Section 1090’s conflict provisions

29 August: Sellers are not liable for independent contractors' calls (US)

29 August: The rise of the freelance doctor: Hospitals are turning to pay-per-hour staff amid 10,000 physician shortage in the US

29 August: Freelancing is not easier than “regular” work

29 August: Meet the women launching startups in their 50s (UK)

22 August: When you don’t get what you pay for: the 3 biggest misconceptions about ownership of ‘work(s)-made-for-hire’ (US)

22 August: Nevada sex workers fear loss of Obamacare

22 August: Is freelancing bad for your mental health?

22 August: Freelancing may be the future of employment – though it’s not always as glamorous as it sounds

22 August: Creatives reveal why they work as freelancers (UK)

22 August: Huge growth in older entrepreneurs: how you can join them (UK)

15 August: Are UFC fighters employees or contractors? Why the distinction matters – and could mean millions (USA)

15 August: Insurance agents as employees? Court breaks independent contractor precedent (USA)

15 August: Costs of freelancing to soar, freelancers warn (UK)

15 August: Myanmar freelance start-up aims for substantial growth in one year

15 August: Trend towards self-employment continues despite economic uncertainty (UK)

15 August: Supreme Court to hear Pimlico Plumbers self employment case (UK)

8 August: Contractor expert applauds gig economy ruling against Addison Lee (UK)

8 August: Insurance agents not independent contractors, judge says (US)

8 August: Food delivery services are stiffing workers: lawsuits (US)

8 August: A guide to maternity leave for freelancers and the self-employed (UK)

8 August: New union aims to overhaul self-employed workers' rights (UK)

8 August: Cuba says private sector freeze will not last years

1 August: The death of the independent contractor? The High Court extends the concept of vicarious liability even further (UK)

1 August: Addison Lee suffers latest defeat in legal row over gig economy rights (UK)

1 August: Building wealth in the freelance economy (South Africa)

1 August: Are freelancers happier than traditional workers? (US)

1 August: Gig economy revolution: Freelancers lead the way (US)

1 August: Cuba slows down self-employment sector

25 July: The case against personal brands

25 July: Technology could make or break the food workforce of the future (US)

25 July: New rules protecting freelancers in NYC take effect

25 July: Bangladesh 2nd source of freelancing

25 July: India should prepare regulations for the gig economy

25 July: Five reasons self-employment is great for women (UK)

18 July: Are employees supposed to be indentured servants again? (US)

18 July: New York agency publishes rules for new IC law (US)

18 July: Britain’s creative freelancers need more government protection, report argues 

18 July: By 2020 half the British workforce will be freelancing 

18 July: Older gig economy workers face unique challenges (US)

18 July: Five reasons why self-employment is the way ahead (UK) 

11 July: Taylor review set to back extra gig worker rights (UK)

11 July: Employee or contractor? Vermont Supreme Court tackles the gig economy (USA)

11 July: Legal profession calls for 'bold and far reaching' employment review (UK)

11 July: Online gig economy up 26% over last year: Oxford Internet Institute (UK)

11 July: Workers in the gig economy should get sick leave and holidays, landmark review to recommend (UK)

11 July: Spending their golden years on the job: More seniors in the workforce (USA)

4 July: DOL: “Joint employer” and “independent contractor” guidance out and wage and hour opinion letters in (USA)

4 July: State High Court widens pool of independent contractors (USA)

4 July: Trump Administration saves the sharing economy (USA)

4 July: Conservative-DUP deal is opportunity for new deal for contractors (UK)

4 July: UK minimum wage law 'should cover more self-employed workers'

4 July: Contractors could be set to benefit from Government vulnerability, says IPSE chief (UK)

27 June: Even lawyers face independent contractor-employee disputes (USA)

27 June: Dependent contractor receives 12 months pay in lieu of notice (Canada)

27 June: The future of work: why all bets are on freelancing and robotics (India)

27 June: Is freelancing better or worse for your mental health than working in an office? (UK)

27 June: Self-employed exposed to greater debt risks (South Korea)

27 June: Low wages are 'return to pre-industrial Britain', says Bank of England economist

20 June: DOL withdraws guidance on independent contractors and joint employers (USA)

20 June: Study: 65% of independent workers chose freelancing because they wanted to (USA)

20 June: On-demand gigs are now lifeblood of economy (UK)

20 June: Brexit factor (UK)

20 June: Government inspectors should enforce workers’ rights, says Law Society (UK)

20 June: GP registrars happy with jobs but not driven by self-employment (NZ)

13 June: Independent contractor misclassification and compliance news  (USA)

13 June: Gig economy, independent contractors, and New York law

13 June: The freelancer economy reaches the shop floor (USA)

13 June: Universal credit is being used as a hit on the self-employed (UK)

13 June: Many Dutch self-employed don't pay income tax

13 June: EU – Self-employed worker not paid for holiday is entitled to claim payment in lieu

6 June: 5 faces of the gig economy: new study reveals all (infographic)

6 June: Three key employment lessons from Uber

6 June: Professional cheerleader case presents independent contractor and joint employer lessons (USA)

6 June: Proposed changes to Ontario's employment and labour laws

6 June: Unions prepared to fight for precarious workers, say proposed labour reforms are incomplete (Canada)

6 June: Is the growing Uber-economy a threat to small businesses?

30 May: What the first-ever bill promoting portable benefits for independent contractors does - and does not do  (US)

30 May: Florida legislation establishes that ride-sharing drivers are independent contractors, not employees 

30 May: Nude dancers push back against class-action settlement (US)

30 May: Survey: The truth behind freelancers' motivations

30 May: The gig economy is going tech

30 May: Not possible to give jobs to all, we promoted self-employment: Amit Shah (India)

23 May: New freelancer law imposes additional requirements for NYC companies contracting with freelancers 

23 May: Why some gig-economy startups hire salaried employees instead of contractors (US)

23 May: General practice still needs independent contractor status (UK)

23 May: Firms tapping more on freelancers, but new challenges arise (Singapore)

23 May: Brussels urges the Dutch to tackle rise in self-employed

23 May: Italian “jobs act” for self-employed workers and for smart working

16 May: How status of the individual could become the deciding factor in employment rights (Ireland)

16 May: California Supreme Court set to address fate of independent contracting

16 May: New requirements for independent contractor agreements in New York City  

16 May: Freelancing just got a little less horrible (USA)

16 May: Can Japan, land of lifetime employment, handle the rise of freelancers?

16 May: The war on Uber threatens self-employment itself (USA)

9 May: April a hot month for Independent Contractor misclassification rulings (US)

9 May: UberSuccessful digital business model may crash if Florida court classifies drivers as employees (US)

9 May: Freelance work is an unconventional land of opportunity (Canada)

9 May: HR's seat at the innovation table (USA - Infographic)

9 May: Self employment and job creation: tracking the progress of Mudra Yojana (India)

9 May: Self-employment and the gig economy laid bare (UK)

2 May: The risks of mischaracterizing an employee as an independent contractor (Canada)

2 May: 6 tax reform changes needed to help small businesses grow (USA)

2 May: The on-demand economy is a bubble—and it’s about to burst

2 May: Current accounts: How fintech is revolutionising personal banking (UK/Europe)

2 May: MPs call for end to 'bogus' self-employment (UK)

2 May: Self-employed taxi, Grab, Uber drivers to be covered under employment injury scheme (Malaysia)

25 April: Independent contractors in the sharing economy (US)

25 April: Beyond joint employment: do companies aid and abet discrimination by conducting background checks on independent contractors? (US)

25 April: Independent contractor drivers ruled misclassified by CA labor commissioner, awarded nearly $1 million (US)

25 April: Organising freelancers in the platform economy

25 April: Brussels pushes for work-life balance (EU)

25 April: Azerbaijan working to up self-employment

18 April: The war on employee misclassification: Will Trump call a cease fire? (USA)

18 April: Uber granted right to appeal against ruling on UK drivers' rights

18 April: Union files appeal in effort to stop independent contractor misclassification (UK)

18 April: Truck owner-operators: Employees or independent contractors under Illinois Workers Compensation Act? (USA)

18 April: Injured exotic dancer was employee, not independent contractor (USA)

18 April: Self-employment program receives a drive to enlarge (Azerbaijan)

11 April: Two federal lawsuits could spell big trouble for Uber (USA)

11 April: The gig economy’s false promise

11 April: What’s so good about GPs being independent contractors? (UK)

11 April: Black car drivers in New York City held independent contractors by Federal Court of Appeals (USA)

11 April: Why freelancing is perfect for introverts 

11 April: The dark side of freelancing

4 April: Independent contractors: the newest ultrahazardous sport  (US)

4 April: Employment status - the floodgates are still open (UK)

4 April: Six warning signs that freelancing is not for you

4 April: Middle East online platform for freelancers launches

4 April: Any more self-employment tax raids 'politically catastrophic', says policy guru (UK)

4 April: Crackdown on exploitation of self-employed workers in the gig economy (UK)

28 March: How to make employment fair in an age of contracting and temp work

28 March: London employment tribunal supports cycle courier’s holiday pay claim

28 March: Labor and business at odds over Alaskan worker’s compensation reform

28 March: Dealing with a growing dependence on independent workers (Singapore)

28 March: IPSE calls for statutory definition of self-employment (UK)

28 March: National insurance U-turn ‘highlights benefits of self-employment’ (UK)

21 March: Determining the true status of independent contractors (US)

21 March: Latest misclassification settlement fails to Lyft sharing economy companies  (US)

21 March: The shifting borderline between employees and not-quite-employees (UK)

21 March: Is freelancing in a bubble that's about to burst?

21 March: Kazakhstan is fascinating place for freelancers, experts believe

21 March: How self-employment affects the brain

14 March: Conn. Supreme Court clarifies abc test for independent contractors

14 March: Independent contractor standards uncertain despite new administration

14 March: Gig workers or freelancers – what’s the difference?

14 March: Taxes, healthcare and more: What the Trump presidency means for freelancers

14 March: Bogus self-employment exploits workers and scams the taxman

14 March: How Britain's self-employed army are keeping our economy afloat

7 March: The truth about the gig economy (USA)

7 March: Fedex wins Connecticut independent contractor Appeals Court case

7 March: February 2017 independent contractor misclassification (USA)

7 March: Empowering women through freelancing (Pakistan)

7 March: New tripartite workgroup to protect interest of freelancers (Singapore)

7 March: Review of tax for self-employed tipped for UK Budget

28 February: Alaskan Bill would define independent contractors, reform worker’s compensations system

28 February: Fourth circuit creates new joint employment test under the Fair Labor Standards Act (USA)

28 February: Why so many Americans prefer the freelance lifestyle  

28 February: Freelance jobs in Singapore on the rise

28 February: What is driving the 'gig' economy? (USA)

28 February: Envisioning an internet-fuelled future

21 February: Court rules Uber drivers are not employees (US)

21 February: After dozens of lawsuits over many years, strippers still fighting for employee status (US)

21 February: Firms may need to offer benefits to freelancers (India)

21 February: Time for Singapore to embrace a freelance, contract workforce

21 February: Self-employment driven by higher earners, says report (UK)

21 February: Taylor review on self-employment cannot recommend changes to tax policy (UK)

14 February: Vermont builder wins VT Supreme Court independent contractor case

14 February: Freelancing in the age of unicorns: understanding the role of the gig economy in the modern workforce (US)

14 February: UK self-employed plumber wins court battle for workers’ rights (UK)

14 February: Entrepreneurialism vs. freelancing: What’s the difference?

14 February: Freelancing in Kazakhstan: both stepping stone and ultimate prize

14 February: Why self-employment needs nurturing, not protection (EU)

7 February: Court: Uber drivers are independent contractors, not employees (USA)

7 February: The end of employees (USA)

7 February: Latest independent contractor misclassification and compliance news (USA)

7 February: Differences in the way the tax system treats the self-employed, owner-managers and employees are costly, inefficient and unfair (UK)

7 February: IPSE slams IFS’ “ludicrous” assertions about freelancing (UK)

7 February: Will Trump’s ‘colour-blind’ pro-business policies help black entrepreneurs too? (USA)

31 January: Amazon hits back as delivery drivers claim they are legally employees (US)

31 January: Uber drivers are employees, not contractors, Canadian lawsuit argues

31 January: After a decade of litigation, FedEx drivers settle for $15.45 million (US)

31 January: Harnessing freelance talent during uncertain times (UK)

31 January: Nigerian freelancing platform Asuqu raises seed funding

31 January: Self-employed people earn more money, work less and are happier, research claims (UK)

24 January: Will Trump Administration curb the recent targeting of independent contractors?

24 January: Trucking industry’s use of drivers as independent contractors under siege (US)

24 January: Uber wants court stamp on arbitration win as hint to drivers (US)

24 January: Greeks among the hardest-working population in the world

24 January: Blackpool-based federation hails self employed (UK)

24 January: More self-employed good for UK – but Government policy must keep up

17 January: Massachusetts SJC strikes a blow to Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute

17 January: Independent contractors not salaried GPs (Ireland)

17 January: Uber driver is independent contractor, arbitrator rules (USA)

17 January: How universal basic income could rescue the freelance economy

17 January: Battle lines drawn in the wifi wars – but is a truce possible? (UK)

17 January: Self-employed ranks are far smaller and poorer than many want to pretend (USA)

10 January: The gig economy: employee or independent contractor? (US)

10 January: It’s a new game for Uber drivers if New York passes this law

10 January: Work-life balance is new goal for many (China)

10 January: Freelancers Inc (China)

10 January: Self-employment in Cuba advances at a turtle’s pace 

10 January: Tax break for UK’s self-employed rises in cost by nearly £2bn

3 January: Switzerland says Uber's an employer, sends social security bill

3 January: Court rules blogger is not entitled to unemployment benefits (US)

3 January: How the gig economy will change in 2017

3 January: Repealing Obamacare will be a disaster for freelancers and entrepreneurs who rely on them (US)

3 January: Freelance jobs drive productivity among youths (Bangladesh)

3 January: London bicycle courier wins ‘gig economy’ legal battle

27 December: Labor and employment group news: independent contractor or “employee, inc.”? (USA)

27 December: Still can’t shake the wage gap: Income inequality is a major economic measure that hasn’t gotten better  (USA)

27 December: Freelancers need better energy management, not time management

27 December: What really worries Gig workers now

27 December: On-demand workforce (India)

27 December: Working people need fairer share of economic gains, says TUC head (UK)

20 December: Life as a contractor: the good, the bad and the ugly (UK)

20 December: House freedom caucus urges Trump to undo Department of Labor interpretation of independent contractor rules   (USA)

20 December: How ridesharing platforms help the economy

20 December: Freelance Behaviour Report (Infographic, USA)

20 December: How freelance work helps, and hurts, the economy (USA)

20 December: How can we better protect workers in the platform economy?

13 December: Uber is treating its drivers as sweated labour, says report (UK)

13 December: Employers' use of independent contactors restricted by new law and court decision (US)

13 December: The gig economy is the future and it is coming fast

13 December: 5 predictions for the freelance economy in 2017

13 December: What’s so wrong with ‘precarious’ employment, anyway?

13 December: The growing gig economy and what it means for us

6 December: Almost all the US jobs created since 2005 are temporary

6 December: Instacart workers sue company over independent contractor status (US)

6 December: Bitcoin on a mission to make freelancing truly borderless

6 December: The pain of the permalancer (US)

6 December: Pension scheme for the self-employed (UK)

6 December: Call to set 'self-employment' in stone (UK)

29 November: New York City extends wage theft protection to independent contractors  

29 November: More young people contracting 'old-age' conditions including varicose veins due to sedentary lifestyles

29 November: Freelance or self-employed? Five ways to make your job secure

29 November: Gig economy has arrived in India: On-demand model being adopted by workers across generations

29 November: Chancellor launches stunning blitz on self-employed (UK)

29 November: Tax system struggles to cope with rise of gig economy (UK)

22 November: Disrupting the disruptors: expensive news for app-based "Gig economy" as Uber loses drivers' claim (UK)

22 November: Recent independent contractor developments impact all New York city employers

22 November: The future is freelancers

22 November: How protecting freelancers could boost the US economy

22 November: Why more self-employed are immigrants than two decades ago (US)

22 November: Self-employed suffer worst of both worlds, says study (UK)

15 November: President Trump: what does it mean for your tax bill? (US)

15 November: Uber drivers found to be ‘workers’ not employees

15 November: Iran’s leading freelance platform reaches 100k users

15 November: Why freelancers are the secret ingredient for our economy

15 November: These 5 freelance  jobs are more popular among the millennials

15 November: Self-employment programme is about empowering youth, not making profit (Jordan)

8 November: New York’s highest court rules that yoga instructors are independent contractors

8 November: “Freelance isn’t free” says the New York city council

8 November: Is the Gig economy cannibalizing or creating jobs?

8 November: How will Brexit affect the on-demand freelance economy?

8 November: Rise of multi-jobbers in UK’s gig economy a myth, study finds

8 November: Self-employed will pay tax on less of their incomes (Slovakia)

1 November: New York passes comprehensive independent contractor bill

1 November: Will the jig be up for Gig economy? (US)

1 November: Yes, mom and dad, I do have a real job: how to defend your freelance career

1 November: The simple life: Generation Z and millennial freelancers head to the country

1 November: The courts can rule on Uber - but Parliament must protect the self-employed (UK)

1 November: Could the self-employed help the UK economy through the stormy Brexit waters?

25 October: From US to Europe, the face of employment is changing

25 October: Gig economy giant’s Uber-creative management style for maintaining independent contractor workers  (USA)

25 October: The employment status of gig economy workers matters

25 October: Increasing broadband access accelerates growth of freelancing in Pakistan

25 October: Three things freelancers need from the next (US) President's administration

25 October: UK government cracks down on ‘false self-employment’

18 October: The cities that Uber and Lyft are changing (US)

18 October: We need to teach GP trainees how to be partners (UK)

18 October: Progressives need to stop putting down the gig economy

18 October: US freelancers earned an estimated $1 trillion in 2016

18 October: Does Uber economy displace jobs? Maybe not, says this Brookings study

18 October: UK self-employed earn less than they did 20 years ago

11 October: When McKinsey met Uber: The gig economy comes to consulting

11 October: Government’s refusal to recognize the rise of independent contractors is hurting the economy (US)

11 October: The nationwide war against independent contractors continues (US)

11 October: Amazon drivers sue for not being paid as employees (US)

11 October: The Freelancers Protection Act: Initial reactions (The Philippines)

11 October: Canada adds an unexpected 67,200 jobs, boosted by self-employment

4 October: Employees or contractors? On-demand startups still struggle to define workers (US)

4 October: Independent contractors: new regime affects hirers’ tax liabilities (The Netherlands)

4 October: State of the union report on the freelance industry (USA)

4 October: Singapore’s top professionals steering the freelance economy

4 October: PM paves way for self-employed and temporary workers to be protected by new laws (UK)

4 October: 90% of self-employed happier working for themselves (UK)

27 September: China employees and independent contractors: The O2O business carve-out

27 September: Employee or independent contractor? (Norway)

27 September: Here’s why freelancers are in great demand (India)

27 September: Is this proof freelancing is killing the 40-hour workweek? (USA)

27 September: Access to funding holding back female entrepreneurs in the UK

27 September: In the future, everyone will be self-employed – but society is failing to adapt (UK)

20 September: Avoid these common mistakes in classifying workers

20 September: Contractor or employee: What's the difference? (US)

20 September: No Brexit panic: Freelancing, contracting soars (UK)

20 September: Why freelancing is not exactly a free-for-all career (Singapore)

20 September: Why millennials are taking the freelancing path (Philippines)

20 September: Pension anomaly fixed for staff turned self-employed (Malta)

13 September: The possible unintended consequences of creating a special status for gig economy workers

13 September: Survey: Why the freelance economy isn't all it's cracked up to be

13 September: Uber/GrabCar drivers: Independent contractors or employees? (The Philippines)

13 September: Debunking the common misconceptions of freelancing

13 September: 25 fastest growing freelance skills (US)

13 September: Self-employment boosts jobs growth (Scotland)

6 September: On-demand services look beyond contractors (US)

6 September: 67% of independent contractors would choose not to do so again (US)

6 September: Should we root for freelancing to replace jobs?

6 September: Unemployment high because youths run from challenges (Nigeria)

6 September: The UK firms reliant on the gig economy

6 September: Chile: unemployment increased in July 16, despite relevant self-employment creation

30 August: Survey exposes dark side of the Uber economy (US)

30 August: Freelancer or employee: your best arguments (US)

30 August: Freelancing for women comes with some benefits, but also tricks

30 August: In Indonesia, 7-Eleven tries selling another type of Java

30 August: Could a “third-way” employment status save the Gig economy?

30 August: Most UAE professionals prefer to be self-employed

23 August: Gig economy poses tough questions for US

23 August: Judge overturns Uber’s settlement with drivers (US)

23 August: “Misclassification mythbusters”: the Labor Department’s latest effort to crack down on independent contractor misclassification (US)

23 August: Changing dynamics in the Indian freelancing community

23 August: The freelancing economy has seen epic growth (US)

23 August: Political leader promises new skills in schools to provide self employment (Nigeria)

16 August: Deloitte’s human capital study reveals economy of freelancers

16 August: Accountants could face 100% penalties for enabling tax avoidance

16 August: Ask a lawyer: What employment rights do contractors have? (Singapore)

16 August: Will freelancing kill jobs?

16 August: The self-employment exit rate is rising

16 August: Freefall: from self-employment to unemployment (Ireland)

9 August: If the ‘gig economy’ is booming, why is ‘freelance’ still considered a dirty word associated with failure?

9 August: IPSE calls for more access to training for contractors

9 August: The concept of independent contractor is under assault (US)

9 August: Are companies liable when their ‘independent contractors’ injure consumers? (Asia)

9 August: Arizona legislature responds to independent-contractor debate

9 August: How the Affordable Care Act contributed the rise of the blended workforce (US)

2 August: EPI report recommends that 20% of American businesses should fire at least one worker (US)

2 August: New Arizona law allows independent contractors to declare their status

2 August: Freelancing is no longer what it once was – it’s better (India)

2 August: 7 steps to scaling your freelance business

2 August: Owen Smith pledges to outlaw 'bogus self-employment' (UK)

2 August: 'Govt cannot provide jobs ; emphasis is on self-employment' (Guyana)

26 July: Independent contractor misclassification: A rising tide (US)

26 July: Could you be liable for your independent contractors’ breach of competition law? (Europe)

26 July: We need to talk about the dark side of freelance life when you're a woman (UK)

26 July: How to get your life back when freelancing has taken over

26 July: Jobs boom for self-employed revives fears for workers' rights (UK)

26 July: The sharing economy that is not: shaping employment in platform capitalism (Europe)

19 July: We need a new social contract between workers, companies, and society (US)

19 July: Shiftpixy creates new GIG economy model designed to avoid lawsuits; solves the independent contractor problem! (US)

19 July: The future’s not looking bright for freelancers (UK)

19 July: Top 20 in-demand freelance skills

19 July: Self-employment becomes only option as salaried labor drops (Greece)

19 July: Over-50s increasingly opt for self-employment

12 July: Here’s one big perk to working at a small company

12 July: What Clinton and Trump would do for gig economy workers

12 July: DOL's stance on worker misclassification belies the modern business world (US)

12 July: Freelancer numbers soar across EU

12 July: Rural areas have higher self-employment rates, says Rural Economy Committee (UK)

12 July: Is the ‘gig economy’ the new self-employment?

5 July: The independent contractor model is being left to die (UK)

5 July: Grubhub delivery drivers sue over contractor status (US)

5 July: Freelancing option may be 'running out', says IBGE (Brazil)

5 July: Startup CEO: Why you should work smarter, not harder (US)

5 July: Lancashire expert says the self-employed will lead Britain’s revival (UK)

5 July: How daycare became the most viable business for the self-employed (South Korea)

29 June: Virginia and US Department of Labor team up to fight IC Misclassification (US)

29 June: Exotic dancers ruling may affect other IC cases (US)

29 June: It turns out millennials really aren’t that into freelancing

29 June: Why freelancing is on the rise

29 June: Level the playing field for the self employed (Ireland)

29 June: Minister to banks: increase lending to SHGs, self-employed (India)

22 June: Fourth Circuit's exotic dancer decision may affect other independent contractor classifications (US)

22 June: Job seekers remain hesitant about on-demand economy (US)

22 June: Freelancers buck EU trend of shrinking workforce (UK/Europe)

22 June: ‘Bogus self-employment’ encouraged by tax system (Ireland)

22 June: Who's happier—employed or self-employed doctors?

22 June: Self-employment bringing UK closer to full employment

15 June: Secrets of the sharing economy

15 June: Are exotic dancers employees or independent contractors? (US)

15 June: These aren't the employees you're looking for: Stopping independent contractors from becoming full-fledged employees (US)

15 June: Uber and strippers have something in common (US)

15 June: Record levels of self-employment take UK closer to full employment

15 June: Millions of women want to be self-employed (UK)

8 June: Just how independent are independent contractors? (Canada)

8 June: Measuring the level of independence of your independent contractors beyond the written contract (Canada)

8 June: How to manage freelancers in the Gig economy

8 June: Most people just want to find a regular job (USA)

8 June: Taking advantage of freelancing trends (The Philippines)

8 June: The new gig economy: Shared and collaborative

1 June: Losing control: The USDOL's latest independent contractor test (US)

1 June: Unleashing the self-employed in the new economy (UK)

1 June: UAE companies turn to freelancers to keep costs in check

1 June: How firms can prepare for the freelance economy (US)

1 June: How to solve the self-employed savings crisis (UK)

1 June: 34% of millennials considering self-employment (UK)

25 May: Independent contractors and the threats they pose (US)

25 May: Independent contractor = No CalPERS membership, right? Not so fast! (US)

25 May: Freelancing through our golden years (US)

25 May: The freelance economy is taking charge: How startups and SMEs can make the most out of it (US)

25 May: Over 4 million UK residents now self-employed

25 May: Cuba to legalize small med-sized business

18 May: Sharing is caring: Are Uber, Lyft drivers independent contractors? (US)

18 May: Employee, independent contractor or hybrid? (US)

18 May: Could freelance be the future for lawyers? (UK)

18 May: The future of work requires a new vocabulary: The revival of the side hustle (US)

18 May: Five lies about self-employment most people believe

18 May: Self employment in the Caribbean

11 May: Judge rejects Uber's independent-contractor argument in sexual assault tort claim (US)

11 May: Independent contractor misclassification news update (US)

11 May: Why one-third of freelancers are prioritising children over a traditional career (US)

11 May: Germany looking for ways to defend the workers of the digital age

11 May: Act now to avoid the pensions time bomb (UK)

11 May: 6 ways freelancers can separate their work and personal lives

4 May: Category error

4 May: The $100 million Uber settlement: Will the on demand economy change the nature of employment?

4 May: The rise of freelancing: How to restore your sense of equilibrium and tranquility

4 May: 4 reasons millennials are taking on freelancing more than any generation

4 May: Which countries have the highest self-employment rates?

4 May: Conservative minister addresses concerns of self-employed (UK)

27 April: Uber settles lawsuits to keep drivers as independent contractors in California and Massachusetts (US)

27 April: Uber’s $100 million settlement with drivers settles very little (US)

27 April: Everyone keeps focusing on independent contractors (US)

27 April: UK benefits by a £109 billion contribution from freelancers

27 April: Prediction of freelancing boom backed (UK)

27 April: Jobs figures mask bogus self-employment in the shadow economy (UK)

20 April: Independent or not? (US)

20 April: The realities of living as an independent contractor (US)

20 April: How to take your freelancing to the next level

20 April: Freelancers' questions: Any risk to freelancing 9-to-5? (UK)

20 April: Let’s show Britain’s 4.6 million self-employed people they have a home in the labour movement

20 April: Presidential decree on self-employment to solve employment problems (Azerbaijan)

13 April: Independent contractors — The good, the bad, and the ugly (US)

13 April: Judge rejects Lyft independent contractor settlement (US)

13 April: IT Freelancing Grows in Bangladesh

13 April: The new pioneer generation: Freelancers (Singapore)

13 April: Let’s show Britain’s 4.6 million self-employed people they have a home in the labour movement

13 April: Further spike in self-employment predicted (UK)

6 April: The top 10 industries for freelancers (US)

6 April: Hillary threatens the future of independent contractors (US)

6 April: Patient not notified doctor was independent contractor (US)

6 April: Amid Internet proliferation, freelancing grows in Pakistan

6 April: The new high-end freelancer (India)

6 April: The “Gig economy”; another vicious attack on ordinary working slobs (US)

30 March: There’s an Uber for everything now

30 March: The Independent Contractor defence in construction projects (Singapore)

30 March: Vermont Independent Contractor bill remains tied up in committee

30 March: Is the traditional freelancing advice antiquated?

30 March: A future where chatbots make personal conversation a costly luxury

30 March: Mortgage approvals on the rise for pensioners and self-employed (UK)

23 March: Court overrules NLRB, says workers are Independent Contractors not employees of referral service (US)

23 March: Lyft reportedly saved $126 million by refusing to classify drivers as employees (US)

23 March: National Living Wage: 1.7m self-employed to miss out - think tank (UK)

23 March: 13 Top deductions of the self employed (US)

23 March: Move to close self-employed ‘loophole’ being examined (Ireland)

23 March: Self-employment booms but many businesses confuse their insurance (UK)

16 March: Independent contractor ruling: A deeper dive (US)

16 March: Massachusetts independent contractor law hurts workers and the economy

16 March: Le freelancing, un modèle qui séduit plus que jamais les entreprises (France)

16 March: Youngsters increasingly prefer work flexibility to job security (Hong Kong)

16 March: Why it’s time to celebrate the self-employed (UK)

16 March: Revealed: how we’re rebranding poor people as entrepreneurs (UK)

9 March: How tech has blurred the lines of employment (US)

9 March: NYC mulls bill requiring written independent contractor agreements (US)

9 March: Uber's employment fight just got more complicated (US)

9 March: More women embracing freelancing in search of greater life balance (UK)

9 March: The hot corporate career of the future isn't what you'd expect

9 March: Self-employed told to mentor their budding peers (UK)

2 March: Minimizing independent contractor misclassification risk (US)

2 March: Freelancing? Here are four ways to avoid a tax audit (Canada)

2 March: What does a freelance academic do? (UK)

2 March: Freelancer or employee: Your best arguments (US)

2 March: UK review of self-employment welcomed (UK)

2 March: How to help the self-employed (UK)

24 February: Appeal court upholds award to contractors (Canada)

24 February: Uber uproar: The rage in Montreal and the strategies elsewhere

24 February: New kind of independent workforce requires new laws (USA)

24 February: Happiness is freelancing, say self-employed (UK)

24 February: Freelancing on the rise (USA)

24 February: Four ways the self-employed are hard done by – and one they are not (Ireland)

17 February: The problem with employee regulations in the sharing economy (US)

17 February: Fifth Circuit holds that independent contractors can sue under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (US)

17 February: The rise of the digital nomad – Freelancing your way around the world

17 February: The law is in your hands (South Africa)

17 February: Self-employment review recommends 10 actions (UK)

17 February: ‘Uberisation’ provides paid work for five million as Britons embrace the new self-employment

10 February: Appeals Court finds stagehands are independent contractors (US)

10 February: Independent contractors: Can you still use them? (US)

10 February: The best part of being freelance is working in the nude (UK)

10 February: Why every freelancer needs an online marketing plan (UK)

10 February: Dutch government changes rules for self-employed

10 February: The changing world of work (UK)

3 February: Lyft drivers still aren't employees, but what about Uber drivers? (US)

3 February: Worker misclassification: Is my assistant an Independent Contractor? (US)

3 February: Flexibility attracting people to freelancing (UK)

3 February: Few freelancers are top earners, most moonlight for extra cash (The Netherlands)

3 February: Sharakah to boost self-employment opportunities in Oman

3 February: Rising from the ashes (Canada)

27 January: Put it in writing: Contractors need contracts

27 January: Is it time to scrap GP independent contractor status? (UK)

27 January: Provide greater support to freelancers (Singapore)

27 January: Boosting job creation through self-employment and entrepreneurship (EU)

27 January: Self-employment numbers continue to soar (UK)

27 January: Greek professionals and freelancers take it to the streets over security fund reforms

20 January: Sham contracting: if it quacks like a duck…

20 January: Online jobs give Pinoys chance to make mark worldwide (Philippines)

20 January: Does your personality fit the Gig economy?

20 January: The self-employed will overtake the public sector with the ‘gig economy’ (UK)

20 January: Most youth prefer self-employment, new survey shows (Kenya)

20 January: Self-employed see earnings rise at faster rate than wages (Ireland)

13 January: Most independent contractors aren't (US)

13 January: Philadelphia Uber Black drivers sue over independent contractor status

13 January: Canada's job quality fell while self-employment rose in 2015

13 January: Research shows that self-employed people are the happiest (China)

13 January: Plans to stamp out bogus self-employment contracts are being finalised (Ireland)

13 January: Freelance economy growing as employees look for flexibility, work-life balance (US)

6 January: Gig economy workers need benefits and job protections. Now. (US)

6 January: Six tech trends to watch - or ignore - in 2016

6 January: Turning employees into freelancers inside the organisation

6 January: Freelancers will dominate the workforce by 2020 (US)

6 January: Fianna Fáil promises to boost entitlements for self-employed (Ireland)

6 January: On mental illness: Why I suggest self-Employment

30 December: Signs of life for Independent Contractor status in Massachusetts

30 December: 2015 was the year work stopped working (US)

30 December: Freelance jobs in Philippines increasing

30 December: The Freelancer generation: Why startups and enterprises need to pay attention (US)

30 December: Plans in train to crack down on ‘sham’ self-employed (Ireland)

30 December: ‘More people than ever’ self-employed (UK)

23 December: The new age of freelancing: Why it is now a legitimate option

23 December: Employee exclusion applies to Independent Contractor truck driver (US)

23 December: Oregon Supreme Court case reminds businesses about the complexity of Independent Contractor classification

23 December: Freelancers, now key to NYC's economy, merit protection to match

23 December: Rise in contracting and self-employment swells record jobs statistics (UK)

23 December: Large numbers of self-employed people 'facing poverty when they retire' (Ireland)

16 December: Uber winning make or break legal battles across America

16 December: People power: Independent Contractor classification (US)

16 December: Here's how freelancing can affect your health

16 December: New think tank to research freelancing (UK)

16 December: Rise in freelancing remodels the face of traditional workplace (South Africa)

16 December: Self-employed stung in evasion crackdown (UK)

9 December: The "independent contractor" clause that’s helping property developers screw you over (Singapore)

9 December: Florida DEO rules Uber drivers are independent contractors for employment purposes

9 December: New York Governor vetoes Bill creating independent contractor test for newspaper carriers
9 December: Freelance becoming a choice career path (Philippines)

9 December: Thanks to internet, India has most freelance professionals after US

9 December: Young workers who do not want to be tied down turn to freelancing (Singapore)

2 December: When your boss is an Uber algorithm (US)

2 December: Electronic payment move by tradesmen to hit tax dodgers (Ireland)

2 December: Connected work worth nearly $63bn worldwide by 2020 and £2bn in the UK

2 December: Finally, there’s a debt collector for freelancers (US)

2 December: Indian economy continues to make progress

2 December: Uganda: Prepare young people for a changed world

25 November: The real reason on-demand startups are reclassifying workers (US)

25 November: Worker misclassification risk in California?

25 November: Contractor recognition by policymakers across Europe at all-time high, says expert

25 November: Six must-dos when hiring a freelancer (US)

25 November: The route to happiness is self employment says report (UK)

25 November: Self-employment up by 30,000 (UK)

18 November: Louisiana finds employers misclassify thousands of workers as independent contractors

18 November: Foster care worker held to be independent contractor (US)

18 November: 8th Circuit weighs in on FedEx independent contractor litigation (US)

18 November: Survey: More graduates considering freelancing (UK)

18 November: Gaza's unemployed youth look online for work

18 November: Gambian youths urged to explore talents for self-employment

11 November: GPC NI calls for assurances independent contractor status will not be scrapped (Ireland)

11 November: On-demand workers need ‘portable benefits,’ tech and labor leaders say (US)

11 November: Uber drivers – Independent contractors or employees? (US)

11 November: UAE: The rise of the freelancer

11 November: Freelancers - the savvy business owners’ choice (UK)

11 November: Self-employed Koreans struggle with heavy debt, massive competition

4 November: The death of the individual Independent Contractor: A growing trend points to an uncertain future (US)

4 November: Amazon drivers file lawsuit challenging ‘independent contractor’ designation (US)

4 November: Generation Y eyes freelancing the most (UK)

4 November: Workforce redefined: How freelancing became a fully fledged B2B relationship

4 November: No duties and no risk for the self employed?

4 November: Graduates shunning regular work for freelancing and self-employment (UK)

28 October: Uber responds to labor commissioner, says drivers are independent contractors (US)

28 October: Homejoy at the Unicorn Glue Factory (US)

28 October: The Uber conundrum (UK)

28 October: What kind of people actually make a living as freelancers? (US)

28 October: An enduring mystery of the ‘Gig economy’: Why are so few people self-employed? (US)

28 October: Over half a million Cubans are self-employees

21 October: Uber, Lyft, and the employment battle (US)

21 October: NLRB’s Camelot: A less congenial spot for happy Independent Contracting (US)

21 October: Self-employment falls for 7th month (UK)

21 October: Canadian entrepreneur launches banking startup for the self-employed

21 October: David Morris proposes new tax system for self-employed (UK)

21 October: The new normal: Why we’ll all be freelancers one day

14 October: FedEx chief rails against states' efforts to restrict use of independent contractors (US)

14 October: ‘Gig economy’ brings jobs, but also many freelancers (US)

14 October: Ugandan entrepreneur launches on-demand freelancing service in US

14 October: Self-employed to get annual tax credit of €550 (Ireland)

14 October: To check migration, govt to encourage self-employment (India)

14 October: Self-employment rises with joblessness, StatsCan study shows (Canada)

7 October: What startups can learn From Uber's employee misclassification mess (US)

7 October: Self-employment attracts people with an optimistic personality

7 October: Survey: For many, freelancing pays better than traditional jobs (US)

7 October: An emerging American workforce speaks out: It's time to pay attention

7 October: Half of US Freelancers wouldn’t take a job no matter what

7 October: Jeremy Corbyn's benefits pledge for the self-employed may hide a tax hike (UK)

30 September: Amazon joins the on-demand economy, using independent contractors for deliveries

30 September: New York Federal Court finds business properly classified translators as Independent Contractors

30 September: Seattle trying to unionize Uber drivers, sharing economy independent contractors

30 September: The future of work: What politicians should know

30 September: Jeremy Corbyn to pledge new rights for self-employed

30 September: Self-employment review starts with a survey (UK)

23 September: Workers of the world, disunite! The gig economy is transforming the future

23 September: California judge slaps down Uber bid to force arbitration on driver

23 September: A lawsuit to break the Gig economy

23 September: UK freelancers in confident mood

23 September: Parliamentary group launched to champion the self-employed and freelancers

23 September: Self-employed numbers fall by 51,000

16 September: Employers tap ‘gig’ economy in search of freelancers

16 September: Former Uber driver was an employee, rules California department

16 September: Independent Contractor compliance and misclassification update (US)

16 September: Hooros set to launch in bid to disrupt SA freelancing market (South Africa)

16 September: Millennials ain’t got no time for traditional tech jobs

16 September: Why false employment is the new false self-employment (UK)

9 September: Freelance jobs much more crucial in workforce (US)

9 September: Independent contractors, or abandoned workers? (US)

9 September: The evolution of freelance work (US) (includes infographic)

9 September: Freelancing in UAE: 3 stumbling blocks, 1 winning strategy

9 September: UK employers fear impact of living wage, says recruitment group

9 September: Labor Day: Why small business works for America

2 September: A class of their own? Independent Contractors causing a conundrum

2 September: Why Kitchensurfing made its independent contractors into employees (US)

2 September: Uber drivers' labor lawsuit granted class action status in California

2 September: How freelancers are fighting for their labour rights (US)

2 September: National survey shows self-employed concern over pensions (UK)

2 September: The desire for independence a key driver, say self-employed professionals (UK)

26 August: FLSA Rising: How independent is that worker? Courts, employers wrestle with the question (US)

26 August: The electrician is an Independent Contractor; the Uber driver isn’t (US)

26 August: Too many independent contractors are essentially employees – without benefits (US)

26 August: Freelancing myths exposed

26 August: How freelancing is reshaping the workplace (Hong Kong)

26 August: The faces of Filipino freelancers

19 August: Independence for independent contractors (US)

19 August: Employee or independent contractor? Take the true/false quiz (US)

19 August: California Court of Appeal affirms expense reimbursement award to misclassified employees

19 August: Rise of the 'silver self-employed' (UK)

19 August: 9 challenges only freelancers understand

19 August: Who do I really work for? (UK)

12 August: Uber driver court case challenges Independent Contractor business model (US)

12 August: Even if Uber loses class certification motion, all is not lost for ride-sharing tech giant (US)

12 August: Here's why the freelancer economy is on the rise

12 August: Third of workforce will soon be 'gigging' (UK)

12 August: Self-employment falls to 21-year low (South Korea)

12 August: 'Not everyone is cut out for self-employment': Another business lie

5 August: Clinton says she’d ‘crack down’ on independent contractor abuse

5 August: The insecure world of freelancing (US)

5 August: Recession blamed for rising number of self-employed people in Devon and Cornwall

5 August: Experts wary of encouraging self-employment (Finland)

5 August: Self-employment could solve retirement savings problems (UK)

5 August: How entrepreneurship is transforming Africa

29 July: Department of Labor Issues Aggressive Interpretation of Independent Contractor Classification (US)

29 July: Luxe Valet to Convert Independent Contractors to Employees (US)

29 July: Bill Aims To Stop Employers From Incorrectly Classifying Employees As Independent Contractors (US)

29 July: This Bangladeshi startup wants to help foster the freelance community in South Asia

29 July: 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Freelance

29 July: New group of Labour MPs prioritise self-employment (UK)

22 July: Department of Labor issues guidance on misclassification of employees as independent contractors, stating that “most workers are employees under the FLSA’s broad definitions” (US) [includes a link to DOL memo]

22 July: Free to freelance: Independent contractors may be shifting nature of work (US)

22 July: Uber, Lyft 'misclassifying' workers as independent contractors, lawsuit claims (Canada)

22 July: The high cost of being self-employed (US)

22 July: The IRS says freelance economy is on the rise, the BLS disagrees (US)

22 July: Self employed 'crucial to the economy' (UK)

15 July: Contractors & small business owners to pay 7.5% more tax on dividends (UK)

15 July: Household tech site Handy faces independent contractor suit (US)

15 July: Independent contractor misclassification: the hidden trap of outsourcing (US)

15 July: $100,000 a Year? Freelancing Pays Off For More Workers (US)

15 July: FreelanceME Hopes to Expand Freelancing Industry in Egypt

15 July: Women smash glass ceiling in online retail as female self-employment rises 28% (UK)

8 July: Self-employed workers are the future. We need a fair deal for them (UK)

8 July: UK govt announces a review of self employment

8 July: Telemedicine providers: Are doctors employees or Independent Contractors? (US)

8 July: Shyp is the latest on-demand company to reclassify workers as employees (US)

8 July: Why do people become freelancers? (video)

8 July: The state of the American freelancer in 2015

1 July: Uber and the not-quite independent contractor

1 July: The silent anxiety of the sharing economy

1 July: Self-employment ambassador intends to simplify IR35 (UK)

1 July: Avoiding penalties when classifying Independent Contractors (US)

1 July: Independent Contractors 101: Understanding the basics (US)

1 July: Unemployment benefits for self-employed: There is a way (US)

24 June: Uber drivers stuck in legal limbo as US labor laws fail to keep up

24 June: Uber drivers are employees not Independent Contractors, rules California Labor Commission

24 June: The Uber ruling — a bad ride for real estate’s independent contractor status? (US)

24 June: Massachusetts High Court rules real estate agents not subject to state’s stringent independent contractor law

24 June: More young people opting to freelance (Singapore)

24 June: ‘Go for self-employment’ (Zambia)

17 June: FedEx settles independent contractor mislabelling case for $228 million (US)

17 June: Nevada establishes conclusive presumption for independent contractor status

17 June: Companies on the independent contractor hit list? (US)

17 June: Helping cleans up in Singapore with Uber-like 'sharing economy' model

17 June: Entrepreneurs find self-employment club is proving just the job (Wales)

17 June: Self employment programme for rehabilitated persons (Sri Lanka)

10 June: Is your Uber driver an independent contractor or an employee? It makes a difference

10 June: US DOL to supply Independent Contractor guidance soon

10 June: Are on demand workers Independent Contractors in name only?

10 June: Independent Contractor compliance and misclassification news [update] (US)

10 June: Freelancing: is there a way back to full-time employment? (UK)

10 June: How to escape your employer's cage and become self-employed

3 June: Independent Contractor Tax Fairness and Simplification Act (US)

3 June: Florida agency says Uber drivers are employees, not contractors

3 June: Government to offer freelancing opportunities under Digital India

3 June: Freedom fighters: freelancing as direct action

3 June: In a connected world, amateurs are the new professionals

3 June: Self-employment increases when wages are up, new study shows (UK)

27 May: New GAO report on contingent workforce shows 85% of Independent Contractors are “Content with their employment type” (US)

27 May: Young twentysomethings may have a leg up in the 1099 economy (US)

27 May: Freelancers In India charge $19 per hour, female get paid 11% less than the male

27 May: Self-employment declining across cities, towns: survey (India)

27 May: Number of self-employed saving into a pension falls by 65% (UK)

27 May: Self employment thrives in wealthy areas (UK)

20 May: Temporary, casual and self-employed account for 75% of workers

20 May: Are they Independent Contractors? Don't hedge your bets on the entrepreneur test (US)

20 May: Tech companies targeted for on-demand Independent Contractors (US)

20 May: Answer these 5 questions before you go freelance

20 May: Tips for tech pros looking to turn freelance

20 May: Europe’s hidden economy: how governments can bring undeclared work out of the shadows

13 May: Are Uber drivers employees or independent contractors? (US)

13 May: Missouri cab drivers are not independent contractors, says court

13 May: How to become a freelancer

13 May: Six ways to boost your pension if you are self-employed (UK)

13 May: What laptop sales can tell us about sluggish capital spending (UK)

6 May: Latest IC misclassification cases (US)

6 May: Real estate agents to be employees under Massachusetts law? (US)

6 May: In most countries, freelancers earn more than average workers

6 May: Work more, earn less: four charts sum up the economics of freelancing in India

6 May: Self-employed in the arts: the good, the bad and the future (UK)

6 May: A self-employment revolution has helped fuel the economic recovery (Wales)

29 April: Massachusetts SJC Rules That Taxicab Drivers Are Independent Contractors Under The Wage Act

29 April: Internet, Uber alles? (US)

29 April: Contractor numbers grow to 1.88m: IPSE research confirms IPro increase is structural (UK)

29 April: Do's and Don'ts of Freelancing

29 April: ONS: Unemployment falls, wages stagnate (UK)

29 April: What policies encourage SuperEntrepreneurs?

22 April: What Uberx and Lyft drivers can do to minimize their personal liability

22 April: Independent contractor business model uncertain in ''on-demand'' economy (US)

22 April: Freelancing women shatter the pay gap (US)

22 April: Spanish government announces planned changes to self-employment benefits

22 April: 5 sacrifices every entrepreneur must make

22 April: Freight broker liable as statutory employee and uninsured motor carrier penalized in trucking case (US)

15 April: Court revives FLSA claims of independent contractor (US)

15 April: Ancient Greece: A great precedent for freelancing

15 April: Philippines freelancing platform gains traction, seeks investment boost

15 April: The surprising reason American women become entrepreneurs

15 April: Labour to take £7.5bn from tax avoiders (UK)

15 April: How women are trailblazing the future of work culture (US)

8 April: Independent contractor misclassification (US)

8 April: How to Make Money Freelancing

8 April: The Future for Labour Is Self-Employment

8 April: Self employment rise represents change (UK)

8 April: Employers using ‘bogus self-employment’ to face heavy penalties (UK)

8 April: Balearic Islands: leaders in self-employment (Spain)

1 April: Uber and Lyft lawsuits could have huge implications for new business models [US]

1 April: Amazon home services could take Uber’s iffy labor model to a whole new level (US)

1 April: Who's afraid of the freelance economy?

1 April: Plan to freelance in future? What you should know

1 April: Best freelancing jobs for retirees (US)

1 April: Over 140 thousand young Cubans have joined self-employment

25 March: The world’s taxi unions may have just convinced the UN to stop working with Uber

25 March: Employers using ‘bogus self-employment’ to face heavy penalties (UK)

25 March: Freelancing platforms bringing jobs to poor areas in the Philippines

25 March: When freelancing becomes an option (India)

25 March: The changing nature of online freelancing (Bloomberg video)

25 March: Budget 2015: National insurance boost for the self-employed (UK)

18 March: Little sign of ‘hidden’ jobless in self-employment boom, says BoE (UK)

18 March: Self-employment: what can we learn from recent developments? (UK)

18 March: Uber and Lyft face independent contractor challenges (US)

18 March: What the Uber, Lyft lawsuits mean for the US economy

18 March: Age, education puts Maori behind in self-employment (NZ)

18 March: Freelancing for millennials — exploring the pros and cons (US)

11 March: Nevada Bill seeks to define ‘independent contractor’

11 March: Proposed independent contractor definition makes its way to full New Hampshire House

11 March: When it comes to landing a job, does LinkedIn actually matter?

11 March: Why small businesses aren’t hiring (US)

11 March: Sharing Economy: Trend or Paradigm Change?

11 March: Self employment MP criticises Labour Party

4 March: Employment Status Report (UK Office of Tax Simplification)

4 March: Supreme Court of New Jersey rules on test for Independent Contractors

4 March: Employee or Independent Contractor – A critical distinction (US)

4 March: Land should be used as a stimulant for self employment (Guyana)

4 March: Italy approves self-employed tax system change

4 March: We're all becoming independent contractors (US)

25 February: Why we're all becoming Independent Contractors (US)

25 February: New Jersey court further limits ability to classify workers as Independent Contractors

25 February: How Live Nation exploits low-wage workers to stage its rock concerts (US)

25 February: Robust employment growth, just not for the self-employed (US)

25 February: Self-employment appeals to young people (Finland)

25 February: The self-employment challenge (Canada)

18 February: How to Compete With Cheap Freelancing Sites When You’re a Professional

18 February: Uber and Lyft Drivers: Employees, Independent Contractors, or Something Else Entirely? (US)

18 February: Oregon purse salesman: Independent contractor or employee? (US)

18 February: Employee or Independent Contractor: Why It Matters?

18 February: Freelancing by the numbers (US - infographic)

18 February: Self-employment body accuses HMRC of picking on microbusinesses (UK) 

11 February: Even an exotic dance club can comply with independent contractor laws (US)

11 February: Attorney suing Uber, Lyft in independent contractor case won similar fights for FedEx drivers, strippers (US)

11 February: The ‘sharing economy’ is under threat (US)

11 February: Freelancing isn't second-best, insist creatives (UK)

11 February: Larry Summers on what business can do to save the middle class

11 February: Self-employed lead January job growth in Canada

4 February: Freelance workers typically earn more and don't have to face a boss or unfair criticism (UK)

4 February: Uber and Lyft drivers may have employee status, Judge says

4 February: Insurance needs in spotlight as self-employment figures grow (UK)

4 February: New tech companies say freelancing is the future of work. But there’s a downside for workers.

4 February: The 2016 federal budget: targeting independent contractor misclassification as part of the “fissured workplace” (US)

4 February: Controversial Dynamex case regarding misclassification of Independent Contractors to be reviewed by California Supreme Court

28 January: Lowe's $10M settlement provides 3 lessons for firms working with independent contractors (US)

28 January: The mysterious way Uber bans drivers

28 January: How much does a no-show blizzard cost? (US)

28 January: The freelance phenomenon: how the self-employed are earning more, innovating and exploiting cutting edge technology (UK)

28 January: Youthful staff yearn to quit for freelancing (UK)

28 January: Five freelancing faux pas

21 January: New Jersey creates more difficult independent contractor test

21 January: Freelancers unite to get sickness and other employment benefits (UK)

21 January: The life of a freelancing lawyer (US)

21 January: Self-employed plumber was entitled to worker rights (UK)

21 January: More women have become self-employed since the recession (Canada)

21 January: Will Obamacare create an entrepreneurship boom? (US)

14 January: Employers must follow strict rules for independent contractors (US)

14 January: 4 reasons why Millennials and Boomers are joining the freelance economy

14 January: Five freelancing mistakes that are costing you cash (UK)

14 January: Is being self-employed becoming the new normal? (UK/Europe)

14 January: Why self-employment suits this region (Ireland)

14 January: Your “Independent Contractor” clause just got a little less relevant (US)

7 January: Why companies like Uber are reshaping the world

7 January: Booming freelancing industry (Bangladesh)

7 January: Five questions every freelancer should ask

7 January: Are you ready to become a freelancer? [Infographic] (US)

7 January: New Italian reduced self-employed tax system in effect

7 January: Self employment in Europe [IPPR Report]

31 December: Court finds that horse trainer was an independent contractor, not employee (US)

31 December: Freelancing: A way for those who like change and variety to work

31 December: Self-employed women may get more pay during maternity leave (UK)

31 December: Wage-Law Enforcer: ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Violations Demand Tougher Action (US)

31 December: Three things for small-business owners to pay attention to in 2015 (US)

31 December: Weak financial stimulus bane of entreprenuership in Nigeria

24 December: Commercial contracts include an implied duty of good faith (Canada)

24 December: State of Independence in America 2014 (reports)

24 December: Freelancing: The new way to work

24 December: Is the era of mass manufacturing coming to an end?

24 December: Reasons to be concerned by the rise of self-employment (UK)

24 December: 2015—The year an easier and safer self-employed workforce comes into focus (US)

17 December: The Boy Who Cried Wolf: Paris, Taxis & UberPOP

17 December: Independent contractor misclassification in California now riskier (US)

17 December: Freelancing sucks

17 December: How to be a successful freelancer in Nigeria

17 December: Having a hard time landing freelance jobs? (Philippines)

17 December: Many freelancers consider themselves falsely self-employed (The Netherlands)

10 December: Employee Or Independent Contractor? Bigger Than Immigration (US)

10 December: Are Exotic Dancers Employees or Independent Contractors? (US)

10 December: Independent contractor vs. employee: Were employment discrimination claims valid? (US)

10 December: Beyond the office walls: large corporations increasingly hiring freelancers (Asia)

10 December: ARC steps up campaign on false self-employment rules (UK)

10 December: ILO: Wage growth remains below pre-crisis level

3 December: Self-employment isn't bad - and London is the best city in the world

3 December: Don’t misclassify independent contractors

3 December: Strippers win $10.9 million judgment for unpaid wages from New York club

3 December: Retirement plans for the self-employed (US)

3 December: Punjab CM bats for self employment opportunities

3 December: Self-employment reshapes business attitudes (UK)

26 November: Contractor or Employee? Silicon Valley's Branding Dilemma

26 November: DOL Refills States’ War Chests For Independent Contractor Misclassification Crackdown (US)

26 November: Be a Bulletproof Freelancer: Three Rules for the First Six Months

26 November: Freelance or self-employed? Here’s how to survive

26 November: UK’s self-employed celebrate National Freelancers Day

26 November: Toronto’s immigrants turn to self-employment after recession year

19 November: Independent Contracting: How to get there

19 November: Top Independent Contractor Apps (List)

19 November: NLRB issues new Independent Contractor misclassification test (US)

19 November: Happy national freelancers' day – or is it really so happy? (UK)

19 November: Putting iPros on the European political agenda

19 November: The entrepreneurial potential at the bottom of Africa’s pyramid

12 November: The most entrepreneurial US immigrants

12 November: Ministers look at slashing freelancer tax breaks, hitting employers who use self-employed (The Netherlands)

12 November: Kansas rejects Independent Contractor classification of delivery drivers

12 November: Independent workers and the freelancer economy (US)

12 November: Freelancers, here's how to negotiate raises with clients

12 November: Cybercrime: The next entrepreneurial growth business?

5 November: Professionals in most senior positions choosing to become contractors grows by 47% in five years

5 November: Unwilling freelancers give the lie to unemployment statistics (UK)

5 November: California court complicates determination of independent contractor misclassification claims

5 November: Fighting ISIS with Entrepreneurship

5 November: Employee or Contractor? Here's a Cheat Sheet on Classification (US)

5 November: Self-employed? You're 'stumbling into pensions nightmare' (UK)

29 October: How Fedex is trying to save the business model that saved it millions

29 October: Taxing the self-employed: Government punishes riskers in Budget 2015 (Ireland)

29 October: UK’s missing billions haunt Osborne in low-pay recovery

29 October: Canada pumps out 74,100 jobs as jobless rate drops to 6.8%

29 October: Entrepreneurial plans highest in sub-Saharan Africa

29 October: What can government do to help the self employed? (UK)

22 October: When do you have to pay independent contractors superannuation?

22 October: Security Clearance Code of Practice is a welcome step (UK)

22 October: Self employment outstrips traditional routes (UK)

22 October: What the Philippine online freelancing industry needs to further grow

22 October: Government borrowing: self-employed can’t ride to Osborne’s rescue (UK)

22 October: How to turn a freelance job into a full-time career (US)

15 October: New York “Black Car” drivers found to be Independent Contractors

15 October: Hiring Independent Contractors: Why everyone will be doing it by 2020

15 October: The best apps for freelancers

15 October: 5 surprising facts about Freelance jobs today (US)

15 October: Industry bodies call for minister for self-employment (UK)

15 October: The happy band of the self-employed is remaking our economy for the better (UK)

8 October: Finally: lifeline for self-employed on mortgages (UK)

8 October: Indie-workers pushing US economy

8 October: Calls to end national insurance tax subsidy for self-employed (UK)

8 October: FAAAA may pre-empt Massachusetts Independent Contractor law

8 October: 7 affordable resources for self-employed workers

8 October: Petition calls on government to support self employed (UK)

1 October: Freelancers called to identify their big issues (UK/Europe)

1 October: The Un-boss of the future

1 October: Wage withholding wisdom: Ruling on FedEx Independent Contractors may have state tax implications (US)

1 October: Judge rules newspaper carriers are employees, not independent contractors (US)

1 October: Labour need to address the self-employment problem (UK)

1 October: 40,000 Kerala diaspora returnees seek self-employment loans (India)

24 September: Labour to Prioritise GP Recruitment and Keep Independent Contractors (UK)

24 September: Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce

24 September: 1 in 3 American Workers Freelances. But Is The Phenomenon Growing?

24 September: From Full-Time To Freelance: How To Make The Leap (US)

24 September: Philippine senator Aquino wants to help freelancers

24 September: Tips to Succeed at Independent Contracting

17 September: Taxes versus a mortgage for self-employed (Canada)

17 September: Be careful in just "doing something" about independent contractors (US)

17 September: Self-employment body welcomes calls to put freelancing at heart of public policy (UK)

17 September: Are you actually an independent contractor? A rough diagnostic (US)

17 September: California’s ‘right to control’ test vs. the independent contractor (US)

17 September: Richard Branson on Common Misconceptions About Becoming an Entrepreneur

10 September: Canada’s labour data fail to shine proper light on self-employed

10 September: FedEx latest company slammed over 'independent' employees (US)

10 September: Is this the end of the Independent Contractor as we know it? (US)

10 September: Self-employed ranks boosted by older workers (Wales)

10 September: Eight reasons why entrepreneurship is in decline (US)

10 September: Exotic dancers say they are employees, not independent contractors (US)

3 September: Small business, big mistake: Classifying employees as independent contractors (US)

3 September: Think tank’s call to let self-employed withdraw funds from their pension pots (UK)

3 September: Fedex Case: Earthquake in the Independent Contractor Misclassification Field (US)

3 September: PCG evolves to become IPSE, the UK’s new association for self-employed professionals

3 September: Five financial perils of self-employment

3 September: What Generation Z Entrepreneurs Are Like

27 August: UK is now the self-employment capital of western Europe, says IPPR report

27 August: Self-Employment on the Rise in Canada, Particularly Among Seniors

27 August: Self employed? You'll be older, working longer and for less pay (UK)

27 August: Why I Believe In The Freelance Workstream

27 August: Freelancing Sucks (US)

27 August: Terminating independent contractor’s agreement after a complaint about a discriminatory joke made by another independent contractor (US)

20 August: Were Oregon workers independent contractors or employees? (US)

20 August: Self employment climbs to 4.6m Britons

20 August: Why is UK self-employment at a record high?

20 August: Rising British self-employment used to obscure worsening job situation

20 August: The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship

20 August: Training the trainers: ILO kick-starts entrepreneurship training programme (Pakistan)

13 August: In the sharing economy, a rift over worker classification (US)

13 August: Newspaper carrier is independent contractor (US)

13 August: Smart, Not Hard: Five Ways Entrepreneurs Can Get Ahead

13 August: The business model for GPs is busted. How can we fix it? (UK)
13 August: Startups and depression: the dark side of entrepreneurship

13 August: Where have all the entrepreneurs gone? (US)

6 August: Imagine how good the economy would be if Government actually helped the self-employed (UK)

6 August: Government to promote entrepreneurs and create self-employment opportunities (India)

6 August: Americanizados and Hispanos Lead the Growth of Hispanic-Owned Businesses and Self-Employment

6 August: Self-employed 'to outnumber public sector workers by 2016' (UK)

6 August: 'Control' in false self-employment is clarified (UK)

6 August: Why OTS's employment status review isn't ideal (UK)

30 July: Independent contractor status depends on satisfying 3 part test (US)

30 July: OTS begins employment status review (UK)

30 July: China's rich-poor divide soaring

30 July: Employers With Three Workers Must Join Pension Scheme (Nigeria)

30 July: The other State of the Nation: Actually, a Good Story to Tell (South Africa)

30 July: Freelance work turns into growing trend (Canada)

23 July: The self-employed are hit hardest in tough economic times (South Korea)

23 July: Freelance Confidence Index: self-employed buck trend for wage stagnation (UK)

23 July: Be your own boss, employment minister tells pupils (UK)

23 July: The young, skint and self-employed need a radical new labour market (UK)

23 July: Class Certification of Independent Contractors Clarified by California Supreme Court

23 July: Self-employment rises again in Britain

16 July: The self-employed are like canaries in the mine (UK)

16 July: Independent Contractors for global organisations

16 July: Does self-employment really rise in recessions?

16 July: Employed vs self-employed status (UK)

16 July: More people self-employed for long term, ONS finds (UK)

16 July: The 20 most fun self-employed jobs

10 July: India Budget 2014: Promoting entrepreneurship top on govt agenda

10 July: Millennials Want to Be Entrepreneurs; Like Business, Profit, and Competition

10 July: Kids taught to cook as part of U.K. surge in self-employment

10 July: Tax Traps: Paying Too Much Self-Employment Tax (USA)

10 July: How small businesses can successfully manage customer relationships

10 July: Budget puts big thrust on self-employment, entrepreneurship (India)

2 July: British Find Ways to Beat Working for a Boss

2 July: Behind Unemployment - Why Self-Employment is on the Rise (UK)

2 July: Former player suing Lingerie Football League over 'independent contractor' status (US)

2 July: UK's growing army of self-employed: behind the 'entrepreneurial boom'

2 July: 4 Myths that hinder entrepreneurship in Morocco

2 July: Fostering the Spirit of Entrepreneurship - How to Fire Your Bad Clients (Namibia)

26 June: The self-employment surge and how professionals can best prepare

26 June: Increase in number of mothers working on self-employed or freelance terms (UK)

26 June: The role of Africa's fourth generation

26 June: Third-pillar provision for Dutch self-employed ‘second-best’

26 June: Delivery drivers are employees, not independent contractors (US)

26 June: 'Fissured' workplaces can affect wages, job conditions (US)

19 June: Meet the labour sponge (UK)

19 June: What motivates entrepreneurs?

19 June: Independent contractor misclassification costs Colorado employer $2 million

19 June: Why more women are now freelance (Northern Ireland)

19 June: Self-employment is on the rise and changing how Americans work

19 June: NDA flags jobless growth, to put in place a national employment policy (India)

11 June: Crackdown leaves firms wary of freelancers (US)

11 June: ContractorCalculator: Latest UK news

11 June: Lowe’s gets hammered in independent contractor settlement: $6.5 million (US)

11 June: How the self-employment army is boosting jobs data (video - UK)

11 June: Pensions: Self-employed left behind (UK)

11 June: Why the World Needs Entrepreneurs

4 June: Self-employed happier in work than employees, UK survey finds

4 June: Government and the unions must get behind the self-employment revolution (UK)

4 June: Australia ranked second best place to be a female entrepreneur

4 June: Outline supportive measures for rising self-employed (UK)

4 June: Workers' Wages Sink as 'Domestic Outsourcing' Grows (US)

4 June: GPs must be open to changes to independent contractor status (UK)

28 May: Stop the attacks on independent biz

28 May: No-boss Britain: entrepreneurs or out of options?

28 May: India has second highest number of shadow entrepreneurs in the world

28 May: 3 Lessons About Entrepreneurship From The Movie 'Chef'

28 May: 5 startup ‘rules’ entrepreneurs should ignore

28 May: How to Buy a Home When You’re Self-Employed (US)

21 May: Don’t misclassify workers as independent contractors (US)

21 May: Data needed on self-employment (Scotland)

21 May: Secondary self-employment in decline (US)

21 May: Use local elections to woo self-employed (UK)

21 May: Self-employed are the backbone of the economy

21 May: Dental office worker misclassification (US)

14 May: Attention, micropreneurs: You're not alone in small business

14 May: The mysterious death of Entrepreneurship in America

14 May: Why employee vs independent contractor classification matters (US)

14 May: Self-employment figures leave plenty of unanswered questions (UK)

14 May: Google launches community and helpouts page for small businesses (US)

14 May: Pension fears for rising number of self-employed (UK)

7 May: Upward trend of self-employed has analysts asking questions (UK)

7 May: New York Sets Classification Rules

7 May: Human rights challenge to self employment crackdown (UK)

7 May: Declining Business Dynamism in the United States

7 May: Two thirds of self-employed are not paying into pensions, report finds (UK)

7 May: If an exotic dancer isn't an independent contractor, who is?

30 April: UK Self-Employed May Hold Key to Rate Hikes

30 April: Missouri bill would set rules on trucker classification

30 April: Federate or lose independent contractor status, Northern Ireland GPs warned

30 April: Higher Earners are more likely to be Self-Employed (US)

30 April: Maternity benefit rule for self-employed ‘unjust’ (Ireland)

30 April: Benefit cuts creating new generation of entrepreneurs, Bank of England suggests

23 April: Are taxes behind jump in UK self-employment?

23 April: Encouraging self-employment should be a focal point of the new Small Business Administrator (USA)

23 April: Self-employed not creating jobs, says study (UK)

23 April: Money vs happiness: Manta-Dell study reveals unique insights into small business ownership

23 April: Who says that entrepreneurs can't be 'sexy'? (Malaysia)

23 April: Small business workplace: To start new venture, look at yourself

16 April: On their own

16 April: Quarter of self-employed want secure jobs, survey finds (UK)

16 April: Should we be concerned about the rise in self-employment? (UK)

16 April: Silent revolution: ‘Self-employment scheme will promote self-reliance’ (Pakistan)

16 April: Freelancers' body slams TUC for attack on self-employment (UK)

16 April: On the meaning of entrepreneurship

9 April: Site pay rows to erupt over self-employment crackdown (UK)

9 April: New approach to non-compete compensations for self-employed contractors (Poland)

9 April: Self-employment pay row stops Tube station job (UK)

9 April: UK 2008-2013: All net additional jobs of 613,000 in self employment/part-time

9 April: Stricter rules for self-employed professionals (Philippines)

9 April: Hispanic entrepreneurship in US increases: Immigrants more likely to start a business than non-Hispanics

2 April: Self-employment on the rise: women and young people take lead

2 April: Why the IRS and BLS Disagree on Self-Employment Trends (US)

2 April: Self-Employment: The Answer for an Aging Workforce and a Sluggish Economy?

2 April: Minnesota independent contractors under attack

2 April: Billionaires Gone Bad...The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

2 April: New Jewish Camp to Teach Entrepreneurship to Teens

24 March: Self-employed to outnumber the public sector (UK)

24 March: 5 Things Entrepreneurs Do Not Need to Start a Business

24 March: Osborne confirms clampdown on bogus self-employment (UK)

24 March: Number of self-employed rises sharply in the UK

24 March: Udayapur youth turn to self-employment (Nepal)

24 March: How to Manage Your Independent Contractor Relationships

18 March: Eleventh hour plea to shelve self employment crackdown (UK)

18 March: To help low earners, look to self-employment tax cuts (UK)

18 March: HMRC Snooping On Self-Employed Contractors, PCG Warns (UK)

18 March: MBAs Want Instant Entrepreneurship Gratification (US)

18 March: Suit to decide whether Sleepy's drivers are employees or contractors (US)

18 March: Let's support R.I.'s independent contractors (US)

12 March: Many 'self-employed' women get by on less than £10,000 a year (UK)

12 March: Older Americans Shun Retirement at 65 for Risky Startups

12 March: Rushed plans on self-employment could damage labour market flexibility (UK)

12 March: Contractors need to know their tax boundaries (Ireland)

12 March: Probing Why Men and Women Become Self-Employed Later in Life

12 March: The Secret of Self-Employment

4 March: Legislative panel approves better maternity benefits for Israeli self-employed

4 March: Obamacare squeezes small businesses

4 March: Use of self-employed contractors about to get riskier (UK)

4 March: Self-employed men have higher levels of testosterone, study finds

4 March: Six out of 10 Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants claimed self-employed status (UK)

4 March: What Is A Blog And Why Should Small Business Care?

25 February: Are your workers employees or independent contractors?

25 February: Minimum wage may lead to more independent contractors (US)

25 February: MPs say self employed need better protection (Cyprus)

25 February: Despite the recession, self-employment went down since 2006 (US)

25 February: Self-employed options (Thailand)

25 February: Crackdown on false self-employment raises £122m (UK)

17 February: What exactly is an entrepreneur?

17 February: Independent Contractor or Not Can Be A Costly Distinction

17 February: Rules on false self-employment go too far (UK)

17 February: Cameron plans bonfire of regulations for small firms (UK)

17 February: Cultivating An Entrepreneurship Mind: Teach Kids To Problem-Solve

17 February: As freelancing rises, unemployment rates drop

10 February: More contracts and better rates for freelancers

10 February: Loosen Massachusetts independent contractor laws to unleash jobs (US)

10 February: Obamacare Kills 2.5 Million Jobs? That Doesn't Count Independent Contractors

10 February: Self-Employment Rates Are Down Since The Recession, But May Be On The Rise Again Soon (US)

10 February: Where Are All the Self-Employed Workers? (US)

10 February: Despite what the Government says, people are not better off. And the self-employed are likely to be suffering more than most (UK)

3 February: Untold Story of the Downturn: the Shift from Paid Jobs to Self-employment (UK)

3 February: Three Career Strategies for the Self-employed

3 February: Independent Contractors a Boon for U.S. Economy

3 February: Higher Minimum Wage Means More Independent Contractors--And Disputes (USA)

3 February: The Benefits of Cloud Computing for Small Businesses

3 February: Why 'Gen Z' May Be More Entrepreneurial Than 'Gen Y'

26 January: Rise of the self-employed

26 January: Cameron pledges to cut red tape for business (UK)

26 January: Near-starvation wages for 1.1 million German self-employed

26 January: Independent contractors seek clearer employment status (US)

26 January: Body blow to minorities, self-employment schemes (India)

26 January: Three Small Business Lessons From Target

19 January: Boost Prosperity by Listening to Small Business (UK)

19 January: NY State Takes Aim at Worker Misclassification

19 January: Legal Commentary on NY Misclassification Laws

19 January: Cuba: Self-employment Rules Modified

19 January: Self-employment and Social Security Laws (EU)

19 January: Albanian PM Highlights Entrepreneurship as Generator of Development

12 January: But the Contract Says I am an Independent Contractor!

12 January: Self-employment, the Cash-starved Canadian Dream

12 January: The Switch to Self-employment Has Mortgage Implications (US)

12 January: The Short Road to Self-employment in Somalia

12 January: Age Limit of 40 Years for Self-employment Scheme Raises Eyebrows (India)

12 January: Self-Employment Continues to Attract Britons

5 January: Self Employment: An Effective Path For War Tax Refusal

5 January: Forget Mega-Corporations, Here’s The Mega-Network

5 January: Should I Be An Employee Or An Independent Contractor?

5 January: The Era of Declining Self-Employment? (US)

5 January: Strippers must be treated like employees, judge says (US)

5 January: Small Business Ecommerce Predictions for 2014 (US)

31 December: Your Next Job, Next Year, May be Self-employment

31 December: A Large New Tax on Small Business (USA)

31 December: Facebook Is Dead And Buried To Teens, Says EU Study Lead

31 December: How to Become a Cost and Energy Efficient Freelancer

31 December: Encouraging Entrepreneurship (Middle East)

31 December: Non-State Employment Increased in Cuba in 2013

24 December: Self-employment on the rise in the Caribbean - World Bank

24 December: The Independent Contractor Dodge

24 December: The Bootstrap Economy

24 December: Self-employment on the rise for tech professionals: is this a good thing?

24 December: Explore self-employment as an option (Ghana)

24 December: Cuba: Self-employment Grows in 2013

14 December: Major Change in Law of Independent Contractors: The New York Commercial Goods Transportation Fair Play Act

14 December: Independent contractors can be an expensive bargain (US)

14 December: 200,000 workers hit by agency self-employment purge (UK)

14 December: UK Government Outlines Plan To Tackle "False Self-Employment"

14 December: What We Can Learn From Third-World Countries: Family-Centered Entrepreneurship

14 December: Big Ideas 2014: The Year of the Entrepreneur

7 December: Self-employed workers' earnings slump by nearly a third (UK)

7 December: Economy creates 21,600 jobs in November, but most part-time and self-employed (Canada)

7 December: Chancellor vows to stamp out bogus self employment (UK)

7 December: Self-employment on the rise (Canada)

7 December: A “Breaking Bad” Guide to Entrepreneurship

7 December: Small businesses think smart to keep up with Amazon drones

28 November: Court finds difference between ‘independent contractor’ and ‘employee’ (US)

28 November: Working with the “Dependent” Independent Contractor (Canada)

28 November: Irish Economy 2013: 58,000 jobs added in year to Q3; Self-employed rose by 28,400

28 November: Self-employment, small business and the 50-plus generation

28 November: First Victims of Questionable Progressive Policies: Self-Employed, Small Business Owners (US)

28 November: Self-Employed and Struggling to Save (US)

22 November: Feds And New York State Jointly Target 'Independent Contractor' Misclassification (US)

22 November: How to Switch From Corporate Job to Self-Employment

22 November: Over 80% Ugandans are self-employed

22 November: Economic development: Self-employment could be the answer (UK)

22 November: There's a difference between the self-employed and a real business owner creating jobs (Ireland)

22 November: Do You Know Your Independent Contractors From Your Employees? (US)

15 November: 'Independent' Contractors--And Many That Aren't--Shape Work Today

15 November: Bill aims to protect workers wrongly labeled as independent contractors [US]

15 November: Independent Contractor or Employee: How Some Countries Differ

15 November: Cuba’s Self-Employed and their Investments

15 November: Could entrepreneurship be the silver bullet for youth unemployment? [UK]

15 November: 62 Twitter Tips -- in 140 Characters or Less Each

8 November: Incorporated Versus Unincorporated Self Employment

8 November: Migrating to Canada as a self-employed person

8 November: Self-Employment: Three Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

8 November: (The Ghost of?) Misclassified Workers May Be Scarier Than You Think!!!

8 November: Cuba Takes Steps for More Discipline in Self-Employment

8 November: Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law Survives Trade Association’s Challenge

28 October: No More Conformist Marketing! 5 Unique Ideas for Independent Contractors

28 October: States Clamping Down on Workers Mislabeled as Contractors (US)

28 October: Strippers are employees, not independent contractors (US)

28 October: GPs must retain their independent contractor status (UK)

28 October: How does self-employment affect a mortgage application? (UK)

28 October: More Canadians turning to self-employment in shaky job market

28 September: Should GPs give up independent contractor status?

28 September: Avoiding Obamacare With Independent Contractors

28 September: IRS targets misclassified workers

28 September: Income tax on self-employed should be lowered (Ireland)

28 September: Illegal self-employment in the regions (Belarus)

28 September: 5 Online Marketing Trends Affecting Small Businesses Beyond 2013

21 September: Employee or independent contractor – The war has been waged (USA)

21 September: What the small business owner needs to know about cyber security

21 September: GPs urged to give up independent contractor status, become NHS employees (UK)

21 September: Labour: We'll end bogus self-employment (UK)

21 September: Self-employed Cubans real entrepreneurs?

21 September: Employee or independent contractor? (USA)

14 September: Are You Prepared? Record Number Of Cyber Attacks Target Small Business

14 September: Immigrants lacking papers work legally — as their own bosses [US]

14 September: Gerada to 'start dialogue' on GPs' independent contractor status in new NHS England role [UK]

14 September: Misclassifying employees as contractors may be costly [US]

14 September: What You Need to Know About Being Self-Employed

14 September: Turning unemployment into self-employment

14 September: Self-Employment Rises [US]

7 September: Small businesses' use of independent contractors more common

7 September: Burton finds joy in entertaining world audiences

7 September: Hiring Independent Contractors—Are You Breaking the Law?

7 September: Unfair Competition Among Cuba’s Self-Employed

7 September: Proposal to hike PRSI provokes outcry from employers’ groups (Ireland)

7 September: Labour targets privatisation of defence body (UK)

30 August: Self-employment attracting hundreds (Guernsey)
30 August: Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Employment (USA)

30 August: Why Hiring Contractors Instead of Employees is Better!

30 August: 5 Reasons Most Small Business Owners Suck at Selling

30 August: 4 Things To Avoid When Starting Your Business

30 August: Why Canada needs to step up and better support entrepreneurs

24 August: Where The Money's At: The Fastest-Growing Sectors For The Self-Employed

24 August: Why Indian Muslims Rely on Self-employment

24 August: The Age of Entrepreneurship: Why Self-employment May Be in Your Future

24 August: The Government and the Entrepreneurs

24 August: African Entrepreneurs Leave SA Peers in the Dust

24 August: The Dangers of Being a Serial Entrepreneur

18 August: We Need Everyday Entrepreneurs to Become Everyday Employers (UK)

18 August: If 30% Of Pay Is Benefits, What About Independent Contractors? (USA)

18 August: California Case Clarifies Independent Contractor Classification Criteria

18 August: What Happens When You Abolish Tipping (USA)

18 August: Are you really self-employed or just pretending? (The Netherlands)

18 August: Entrepreneur Josh Cote Challenges Results of Self-Employment Study

18 August: Small-firm outlook brighter, but let's not get complacent (UK)

7 August: Self-employment helping boomers stretch retirement savings

7 August: The truth about self-employment [West Africa]

7 August: Spain's self-employed suffer skills shortage

7 August: Independent Labor Unions Outlawed in Cuba, for the 'Proletariat' and the Self-Employed Alike

7 August: Is The Independent Contractor Liable, Or Are You?

7 August: The Not Overwhelming Guide to Social Media for Small Business

29 July: It’s My Business Gives Independent Contractors a Voice (USA)

29 July: 5 Keys to Staying Self-Employed

29 July: Self-Employment Can Help Boomers, Retirees Stretch Savings

29 July: 4 Steps to Staying On Task When You’re Self Employed

29 July: Independent Contractors a Valuable Asset to Wisconsin’s Economy (USA)

29 July: Why Entrepreneurship Is Killing Me

22 July: Praise Entrepreneurs, Not Cubicle Capitalists

22 July: Recognizing the End of the Chinese Economic Miracle

22 July: Why a sharp increase in self-employment isn’t always good for growth

22 July: 5 Big, Brave Choices to Lead You to Successful Self-Employment

22 July: Firms Back Away From Self-Employed

22 July: They're Not Independent Contractors If the Court Says They're Employees

14 July: Using Independent Contractors in China

14 July: Hiring “Independent Contractors” In China. Don’t Do It.

14 July: Picking Another Fight With States Over Independent Contractors (USA)

14 July: Facebook Announces Small Business Accelerator Program (Aus and NZ)

14 July: Small Businesses Starved By Browsers Buying Online

14 July: Social Media Automation: A Beginner's Guide for Small Business Owners

14 July: Go freelance and work harder. But will you work better?

6 July: Toward a Self Employed Nation? (US)

6 July: 3 Things to Consider When Setting Your Independent Contractor Fee

6 July: The Ugly Truth About Small Business

6 July: 4 Reasons to Embrace Facebook

6 July: Small Business Owners Have Learned the Power of Web Tools

6 July: The Gig Economy

29 June: Everyday entrepreneurs, everyday Conservatives: wooing the self-employed (UK)

29 June: Cuba Has Over 400,000 Self-employed

29 June: The (Surprising) Reality of Self-Employment

29 June: Entrepreneurs need not apply: Companies shun the self employed

29 June: As more people are becoming self-employed, there are warnings of over-looked financial implications (Scotland)

29 June: Everybody Seems To Be Into 3D Printers, Even Amazon

29 June: Food Fight On Social Media: Paula Deen Fans and Critics Square Off

29 June: Zimbabwe: Entrepreneurship for Beginners

17 June: More Scots move into self-employment

17 June: Call to raise self-employed National Insurance (UK)

17 June: France limits tax breaks for self-employed

17 June: Punjab set to launch new microfinance scheme

17 June: Why Independent Contractors Should Pursue Cyber Skills

17 June: Truckers say bill will drive them out of business (USA)

17 June: Connecticut law covers ABCs of independent contractor status

17 June: Planetary Resources Kickstarter Wants Your Help Finding Alien Planets

4 June: Giving Independent Contractors a Voice

4 June: Ensure independent contractors are truly independent

4 June: Independent Contractor or Employee?

4 June: Only Entrepreneurship Can Transform Africa’s Economy (Nigeria)

4 June: Entrepreneurship is NOT about Innovation, But Commercialization (Africa)

4 June: Does Geography Predict Entrepreneurship?

4 June: What is Gangnam Style? And What Does it Mean for Business?

4 June: Reform provisions could increase number of self-employed, study says

20 May: Going Solo (India)

20 May: Death of Small Business: Number of Self-employed Americans at All-time Low

20 May: The Decline of Self-employment and Small Business

20 May: The Re-Definition Of Entrepreneurship And Rise Of Freedom-Seeking Freelancers

20 May: 3D printing 'bigger than internet' (5 min. FT video)

20 May: Rules for Freelancers

20 May: 4 reasons employees shouldn't have set hours

20 May: Employee vs. Independent Contractor: The Test Refined (Canada)

8 May: Is Self-Employment Driving You Nuts?

8 May: Control Nixes Independent Contractor Status

8 May: The Rise Of Social Entrepreneurship Suggests A Possible Future For Global Capitalism

8 May: Are Small Businesses Fleeing Facebook? Nope!

8 May: Government adviser says banks ‘raping’ small businesses (UK)

8 May: Will Self-employment Save Poland From Crisis?

8 May: Before You Write About Entrepreneurship, Read This

8 May: The $100 Million Question: Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

1 May: How Independent Should You Be As An Independent Contractor?

1 May: Co-working: Is It Just A Fad Or The Future Of Business?

1 May: Entrepreneurship to be taught in schools (Botswana)

1 May: 30 Ways to Tell if You’re a Social Media Success

1 May: Difficulty of raising finance concerns Britain's would-be entrepreneurs

1 May: Self-Employment An Escape From Long-Term Joblessness For Some Older Workers

23 April: Intention to be independent contractors not enough

23 April: Small Business Groups Offer Mixed Reaction to Obama Budget

23 April: South Africa's entrepreneurship falls to a new low

23 April: 10 Steps to Become a Self-Employed Consultant

23 April: Entrepreneurship becoming a more respectable career choice in Africa

23 April: How Manchester United FC May Have Lost This Small Business Thousands

16 April: The Pros and Cons of Self-Employment

16 April: Enabling the Natural Act of Entrepreneurship

16 April: Learning Business From A Board Game

16 April: Forecasting for Small Business Growth

16 April: 4 Ways To Streamline Your Small Business Today

16 April: 7 Surprising Things I Learned About Entrepreneurship From My Local Store

8 April: Self employment on the rise [South Africa]

8 April: ‘Gig economy’ of self-employment can be good for economy

8 April: Employees or Independent Contractors?

8 April: Tackling Concerns of Independent Workers

8 April: Greying population market throws up attractive opportunities for entrepreneurship [India]

8 April: Exporting to China: a guide for small businesses

1 April: Don’t Let Red Tape Hinder Independent Contractors

1 April: Russian Tax Hike Deters Self Employment

1 April: The Problem with Technology Entrepreneurship in Japan

1 April: Pakistan 3rd-highest User of Freelancer as Self-employment Rises

1 April: Rise of Self-employment and Start-ups Compels Universities to Teach Entrepreneurship

1 April: What It Takes For China To Be No 1

1 April: 5 Essential Video Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

13 March: Self-employment boom in Pakistan

13 March: When to Stop Being Self-Employed

13 March: Oilfield Gate Attendants Are Independent Contractors Under Economic Realities Test

13 March: 8 Mistakes You Should Never Make On LinkedIn

13 March: Small Businesses Still Struggle, and That’s Impeding a Recovery

13 March: Rocker's gotta lotta bottle in championing entrepreneurship

2 March: Pensioners embrace self-employment

2 March: Self-employed face challenges (Slovakia)

2 March: Cuba Makes Loans Easier for Self-Employed

2 March: 13 Surprisingly Low-Paying Jobs (US)

2 March: Judge rules against Labor Dept. in employee classification suit (US)

2 March: Subway founder: Government regulations are killing entrepreneurs (Video - US)

2 March: 3 Alternative Hiring Approaches for Small Businesses (US)

22 February: Self-employment better than unemployment (UK)

22 February: Self-Employed Social Security Nightmare (US)

22 February: What's behind the 367,000 new self-employed people? (UK)

22 February: New Toilets in Nairobi Slums Yield Cleaner Streets, Entrepreneurship Opportunities

22 February: Higher Minimum Wage? Small Business Doesn't Mind (US)

22 February: When banks fail small business (UK)

13 February: How to be your own boss

13 February: Self-employment soars among over-50s (UK)

13 February: Union Calls For Action To tackle False Self-Employment (UK)

13 February: 5 easy ways to get more Twitter followers

13 February: Mr. President: Time to Partner With the Small Business Community (USA)

13 February: Why there is an appetite for food businesses

13 February: Why People Are Rushing To Invest In Africa Like Never Before

13 February: Can 'independent contractor' pursue sex discrimination claims?

6 February: Five ways to make self employment work

6 February: Work advisers 'pushing jobless into self-employment'

6 February: Payroll Tax Hike Adds Scrutiny On "Independent Contractors" [USA]

6 February: The 5 Employees Every Small Business Needs

6 February: Winter Brings Seasonal Business Cash Flow Issues

6 February: Many view entrepreneurship as a crisis option, survey finds

6 February: Is Entrepreneurship Dead in America?

30 January: Three Ways Entrepreneurship Is Changing for the Better

30 January: For the Global Economy in 2013, Happy Days Are Not Quite Here Again

30 January: Depression: A Bigger Concern for Entrepreneurs?

30 January: Beautician, entrepreneur, now, inspiration

30 January: 5 Daily Habits for Effective Social Media Marketing

30 January: Obvious but Hard Lessons in Small Business Advertising

17 January: Self-employed Rise 'Worrying Trend'

17 January: Self-Employed are Canaries in the Mine

17 January: Thinking Local, Going Global: Building Tech Start-ups in Africa

17 January: 7 SEO Tips for Small Businesses

17 January: United States: Are You Responsible for Your Independent Contractors’ Negligent Acts?

17 January: Oregon's 'independently established business' requirement for independent contractors

7 January: The Entrepreneurship Vacuum in Japan: Why It Matters and How to Address It

7 January: Self-Employed Pay Highest Tax Rate in US

7 January: Entrepreneurship in Colombia: 'Try Fast, Learn Fast, Fail Cheap'

7 January: Year Ends with Fewer ‘Self-Employed Workers’ Than Planned in Cuba

7 January: Innovation and Regulation: Friend or Foe to the French Entrepreneur?

7 January: Greece Whacks Self-Employed On Taxes

2 January: 'Self-employment' switch saves construction industry millions in tax

2 January: Rising employment figures baffle experts

2 January: USA: New Misclassification Bill Introduced In Congress

2 January: Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal: What Does It Mean for Small Business?

2 January: 10 Very Successful Small Businesses That Don't Use Social Media

2 January: How To Look Stupid In 140 Characters

5 December: Hey, Small Business Owner: Maybe Social Media Isn't For You

5 December: The Power of Video on the Web?

5 December: Entrepreneurs do Better with College

5 December: Fiscal Cliff? Crackdown On Using Independent Contractors Is Perfect Storm

5 December: Employee or Contractor: What's the Difference?

5 December: Why Arguing About An Entrepreneur's Age Misses The Point

18 November: Most independent IT contractors want to stay independent

18 November: Be Your Own Boss Fallacy Turns on Franchisors

18 November: Food Truck Proponents Sue City

18 November: Small-business owners reinvent to survive

18 November: Britain’s budding entrepreneurs say “It’s not the economy, stupid”

18 November: Growth in self employment puts a dent in city region’s jobless figures

6 November: Are You Really an Independent Contractor?

6 November: These Indian, African Young Entrepreneurs Dared to be Different

6 November: The character traits of successful entrepreneurs

6 November: Why Ex-Cons Make Great Entrepreneurs

6 November: Small businesses tap into cloud for efficiency

6 November: Eurozone unemployment hits new high

30 October: The entrepreneur as prospector

30 October: The New Entrepreneur, Not Just Another Shot in the Dark

30 October: The Ten Best Serial Entrepreneurs You've Never Heard Of

30 October: Looking for a Google: Can the spirit of enterprise be taught?

30 October: (Just for fun): Prank signs for the London Underground

30 October: Online Sales Tax I: Against

30 October: Online Sales Tax II: For

22 October: Self-employment: 'Success and failure is down to you'

22 October: The Politics of Small Business

22 October: 5 Ways of Funding A Business: How To Get Your Piece Of The Pie

22 October: Global army of online freelancers remakes outsourcing industry

22 October: Couple bite the bullet with new fish bait

22 October: Record self-employment means now is the time to start a business

15 October: U.S. self-employment approaches 9.9 million, SBA reports

15 October: School entrepreneurs doubling their chances of self-employment

15 October: SMEs still striving for recovery

15 October: Chinese school teaches Web entrepreneurship

15 October: Web pulls in punters for small businesses

15 October: Kiwis over 65 lead jump in income from self-employment

2 October: The upside of self-employment – command and control

2 October: Small Business: Taking the plunge - Martin Hawes

2 October: Mortgages and loans – harder for the self-employed?

2 October: Entrepreneurs: Born or Made? Princeton Dropout vs. Wharton MBA

2 October: You’re self-employed, now plan for an emergency

2 October: Little guy’s win against credit card companies, priceless

24 September: Who Wants to Marry an . . . Entrepreneur? [India]

24 September: GEM report reports higher level of entrepreneurs in 2011

24 September: Mentor Day targets older entrepreneurs

24 September: 'Solopreneurs' capitalize on changing workplace

24 September: French small business faces job-creation hurdles

10 September: Ask a Business Expert: Is worker employee or contractor?

10 September: Indonesia plans new franchise rules to boost local businesses

10 September: 10 things small businesses won’t tell you

10 September: The importance of small business in South Africa

10 September: Independent Contractor Challenges Aren't Going Away

10 September: Small Business Optimism in U.S. Rises From Nine-Month Low

4 September: Remittances spur entrepreneurship (Philippines)

4 September: How to tell if entrepreneurship is for you

4 September: Traveling Bar Goes Anywhere On A Bicycle (UK)

4 September: In India, 100-Year-Old Lunch Delivery Service Goes Modern

4 September: Small UK firms reduce borrowing as fear economic slowdown

4 September: Is there such a thing as a "nonpartisan" plan to promote entrepreneurship? (US election)

4 September: Independent Contractors Under Fire (US)

27 August: Small-business customer service tools: Social media, surveys

27 August: Entrepreneurship success lessons from dog tale

27 August: Innovation will enable US to fly in the face of recession

27 August: A nation of temps

27 August: Entrepreneurship: Taking the first step

27 August: Employers beware: More independent contractor misclassification audits are expected

20 August: Entrepreneurship and nature of family businesses in Nigeria

20 August: Small Businesses Continue Saying: Yes, We Did Build It!

20 August: 7 Common Mistakes Young Startup Founders Make

20 August: Parallel players: Why many of Africa’s budding businessfolk are jacks-of-all-trades

20 August: Parallel entrepreneurs: Indians simultaneously investing money in different ventures in Silicon Valley

15 August: Egypt 2.0: The Revolution Continues

15 August: Maryland's Workplace Fraud Act Undergoes Amendments

15 August: Launch of Ist Innovation Policy (Pakistan)

15 August: Kenya: A Young Entrepreneur Who Refused to Look for a Job

15 August: How independent contractor can qualify for unemployment (Minnesota)

15 August: Innovation key to progressing SA to high-income status

Entrepreneurs did ‘build that’

Decline of entrepreneurship blamed for Japan woes

Regulation Manual Promotes Environment-friendly Self Employment

‘Today’s self-employed, wealth generators of tomorrow’

How to Grow Your Network Without Really Trying

BusinessWise: Who to hire?

5 reasons why India is the worst Asian country for entrepreneurs

Young Spanish entrepreneurs come cheaper than their US and British rivals

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