UC Finance reveals £1bn cost to contractors & freelancers of umbrella companies

With Umbrella Company contractors losing 10% of their salaries in unnecessary costs, industry leaders have joined forces to create a hassle-free alternative.

Breaking the paycheck addiction

Oaklawn, Illinois (WiredPRNews.com) Free Self Employment Expo teaches a better way to Financial Control The fear of “Pink Slip” Friday has overwhelmed a large portion of the workforce. Most of us are groomed from childhood to earn a living through traditional employment. In these economic conditions, some are considering business ownership or some other form […]

Asbestos Contractor Receives Prison Sentence

An asbestos contractor in New York has been jailed for workers’ compensation fraud. News for New York mesothelioma lawyers Mesothelioma Cancer News (Queens, New York) – An asbestos contractor in New York has been sentenced to jail time in connection with workers’ compensation fraud. As reported by The New York Times, 71-year-old Chong-mun Chae, who […]

Fifth Circuit Analyzes Employee/Independent Contractor Issue

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently concluded that sales leaders for an insurance company were employees, not independent contractors. Hopkins v. Cornerstone America, No. 07-10952, available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/07/07-10952-CV0.wpd.pdf (5th Cir. Oct. 13, 2008). Fourteen former sales leaders sued for unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Because the FLSA applies to […]