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"Making the Market for Independent Contractors Safe and Reliable"


  • Non-agency contractors comprise 25.5 % of the U.S. workforce - Staffing Industry AnalystsIndependent Contractor 85% of business executives intend to expand their use of freelancers in 2017 - Accenture Independent Contractor 20 % of professional freelancers make more than $100,000/year - MBO Partners Independent Contractor 11% of working adults in the U.S. work primarily as independent contractors - Nation1099.com Independent Contractor Non-agency contractors comprise 25.5 % of the U.S. workforce - Staffing Industry Analysts Independent Contractor 85% of business executives intend to expand their use of freelancers in 2017 - Accenture Independent Contractor 20 % of professional freelancers make more than $100,000/year - MBO Partners Independent Contractor 11% of working adults in the U.S. work primarily as independent contractors - Nation1099.com Independent Contractor Non-agency contractors comprise 25.5 % of the U.S. workforce - Staffing Industry Analysts Independent Contractor 85% of business executives intend to expand their use of freelancers in 2017 - Accenture Independent Contractor 20 % of professional freelancers make more than $100,000/year - MBO Partners Independent Contractor 11% of working adults in the U.S. work primarily as independent contractors - Nation1099.com Independent Contractor Non-agency contractors comprise 25.5 % of the U.S. workforce - Staffing Industry Analysts Independent Contractor 85% of business executives intend to expand their use of freelancers in 2017 - Accenture Independent Contractor 20 % of professional freelancers make more than $100,000/year - MBO Partners Independent Contractor 11% of working adults in the U.S. work primarily as independent contractors - Nation1099.com Independent Contractor

Freelancers and Independents Seek Certification Status

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Are you a freelancer? An independent consultant? Or a microprenuer? Then you belong to the largest and fastest growing segment of the expanding U.S. workforce, the ”gig economy.” Congratulations! However, all-too-often, when you engage with clients you are thrown into the same bucket as staffing agency, W2 and payrolled contractors. Being classified as a W2 employee or working for an agency runs contrary to the independence and control you had in mind when you became self-employed.

Clients are actively expanding their workforce to include freelancers and independents because the way to get work done is changing. With this change companies are becoming increasingly weary of the risks of employee misclassification and are often challenged on how best to engage you safely.

You can demonstrate your IC savvyness by anticipating your clients’ needs and by becoming IC Precheck. Differentiate your resume and online profiles with the IC Precheck seal proudly displayed. Differentiate your proposals by including the IC Due Diligence Package and the IC Precheck Certificate which highlights your IC Certification, your IC Best Practices Training and more.

What Is An Independent Contractor?

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  • Self-employed
  • Unincorporated or incorporated small business entity
  • Delivers services under contract rather than as an employee
  • Commonly referred to as 1099s, freelancers, contractors, or independent consultants
  • Not entitled to client company benefits
  • Does not work exclusively for a single client company
  • Works on projects or gigs (i.e. engagements) with defined duration and are temporary in nature
  • A real business that pays their own taxes, has business insurance (typically), and
  • Must be in compliance with independent contractor criteria as defined by the IRS, the National Labor Relations Board, individual states and various other agencies and jurisdictions

Do You Think You Are an Independent Contractor?

What really matters is whether the IRS, the Department of Labor (DOL) and all the other state and federal jurisdictions think you are an independent contractor. Compare your current thinking to this 2017 Department of Labor Misclassification Fact Sheet and the IRS's 3 category tests.

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IC Precheck certifies that you meet the cross-jurisdictional criteria as an Independent Contractor and are trained to maintain that IC classification during client engagements.