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The gig economy is here to stay: Here’s what it means for businesses 4256 2832 Heidi McLean

The gig economy is here to stay: Here’s what it means for businesses

The gig economy now makes up 34% of the US workforce. Gone are the days when cubicles dominate workers’ worlds from 9 to 5 Mondays through Fridays. Independent contractors are more likely to do the bulk of their work from home or from Starbucks than from a cubicle or brick and mortar offices. Tax laws, employment laws,…

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When America’s pastime and labor laws collide 5404 3603 PayReel

When America’s pastime and labor laws collide

Unpaid training. Unpaid overtime. A $25 stipend for an entire day spent in a city you don’t live in. If that sounds great to you and you know your way around a baseball diamond, head on over to your city’s minor league baseball team. You’d be a great fit. We’re not talking about the guys…

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How to navigate the increasingly dangerous waters of worker classification 4449 3675 Heidi McLean

How to navigate the increasingly dangerous waters of worker classification

Just as the stakes are getting higher, worker classification is getting trickier. The rise of the gig economy has led to an exponential increase in the number of independent contractors it brings into the labor pool each day. Lawmakers are taking note,  and the government ain’t playin’. Tax and employment law violations can lead to…

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Six reasons PayReel projects are better projects 560 315 Heidi McLean

Six reasons PayReel projects are better projects

Whether it’s a massive event or a one-camera shoot, when PayReel manages your projects, it’s the best for clients and workers alike. At PayReel, we’re devoted to making every single client and worker interaction a good one.   We make your life easy and your workers happy   1. We do it all. Unlike the…

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The gig economy: How to pay contractors and navigate benefits 4166 2083 Heidi McLean

The gig economy: How to pay contractors and navigate benefits

The gig economy offers benefits to workers and companies alike. While those benefits do include flexibility for workers and lower costs to employers, they don’t cover things we’ve grown used to such as built-in 401K plans, health insurance options, and worker’s compensation. For many independent contractors, that’s a problem. And as the gig economy’s slice…

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IRS mistakes cost big (even when they’re not your fault) 4500 3000 Heidi McLean

IRS mistakes cost big (even when they’re not your fault)

  A case involving embezzlement, tax liability, and good intentions added up to a nightmare for one man. Dr. Robert McClendon’s story proves there’s no amount of caution too intense when it comes to payroll tax liability.   The road to hell is paved with good intentions In a sobering case reported in Forbes, a…

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Four ways going freelance could land you your dream job 5882 3993 Heidi McLean

Four ways going freelance could land you your dream job

Considering quitting your day job but concerned about the long-term effects on your future prospects? It’s time to think differently. Here are four ways freelancing could actually boost your career in the long run:   Get paid to find—or sharpen—your passion People pay a boatload of money to refine their skills at college. Freelancers get…

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What do Trump’s first 100 days mean for the on-demand economy? 1920 1285 PayReel

What do Trump’s first 100 days mean for the on-demand economy?

  If anything’s certain, it’s that very little is certain when it comes to the rumors and grand plans that often surround any President’s first 100 days in office. Worker classification was a major focus during President Obama’s administration, which resulted in a rash of highly-publicized lawsuits and debates across the U.S. just as the on-demand economy…

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Considering freelancing? Trump’s tax changes might convince you to take the leap. 5984 2703 Heidi McLean

Considering freelancing? Trump’s tax changes might convince you to take the leap.

The freedom that comes with being an independent contractor often comes at a price. Being in the driver’s seat means managing your own schedule, finances, and a lot of other complex aspects of your career. Independent contractors must pay their own self-employment tax, pay for health insurance out of pocket, and don’t have paid time off or employer matching on retirement…

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Don’t know if your locality taxes? Might be time to hire a payroll service. 4000 2668 PayReel

Don’t know if your locality taxes? Might be time to hire a payroll service.

Would you rather think about federal, state, and local (yes, local—such as in NYC and LA) taxes more or less? A) More B) Less If you answered A, you have found your calling in life. Become a CPA and you can spend your days researching tax laws and perfecting the art of the deduction. We are forever…