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Freelance Isn’t Free Act

Freelance is No Longer Free: New York Says Freelancers Must be Paid

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June 16, 2017

Getting paid as a freelancer has historically been a challenge for many. On the DCR blog, we have asked if gigs are the new jobs, and if so what are the regulatory protections that workers in this new environment will need? We have an answer, with New York’s “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” taking effect on  Click for full story…

Mitigating the Effects of Automation on the Workforce

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June 8, 2017

There’s no doubt that robotics and automation are changing the way businesses operate and impacting workplaces and job descriptions in myriad ways. Given the ability of automation to reduce costs, improve quality as well as output all at the same time, its adoption is set only to increase. In fact, the adoption of automation replacing  Click for full story…

Uber Confusion: We Misclassify, We Misclassify not…

Uber Confusion: We Misclassify, We Misclassify not…

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May 30, 2017

We have discussed the issue of misclassification on the DCR blog, repeating again and again that misclassification of workers as independent contractors presents a significant risk to employers. This is especially true of the technology-based gig platforms like Uber, who classifies their drivers as independent contractors…and face class-action lawsuits in different locations and jurisdictions. The  Click for full story…

Future-ready Recruiting with Smart Track’s Artificial Intelligence

Future-ready Recruiting with Smart Track’s Artificial Intelligence

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May 25, 2017

Every job offers its own challenges, but let’s focus on recruitment for this post. Recruitment involves the vetting of numerous applications or resumes, matching requirements against tight deadlines requiring massive, time-consuming effort. Many recruiters also need to ensure employer branding and candidate experience as well as be responsible and accountable for retention. Applicant Tracking Systems  Click for full story…