SXSW On 1099s And W-2s

I went to a very interesting panel at SXSW 2017. (10)99 Problems and W-2s Ain't One was all about a topic near and dear to Almost Millions’ heart: The 1099 economy and how self-employed workers can prosper when they’re working on their own. The panel...

Why Square’s Replacing Meters In Washington DC Taxis

The next time you ride in a taxi in the nation's capital, you'll see something different: A Square credit card reader. By the end of August 2017, Washington's thousands of cabs will take out their traditional meters and replace them with digital meters and...

“People Die From Exposure!” Why You Should Never Work For Free (Except When…)

Never Work For Free
Something funny happens when you’re a creative worker who’s starting off in your career: People ask you to work for free. If you’re a professional mover, house cleaner, or handyperson, strangers won’t ask you to work for free frequently. But if you’re a photographer, writer,...

Changes To Uber And Lyft Employment Classification In California?

Thanks to a recent California Supreme Court ruling, it is now more difficult for companies operating in California to say that rideshare drivers are independent contractors. This could mean big changes for Lyft and Uber drivers. According to the Los Angeles Times' Andrew Khouri and...

Why Ikea’s Buying TaskRabbit

Ikea's Buying TaskRabbit
It's official: Ikea is buying TaskRabbit. The multinational furniture chain purchased the on-demand service and gig platform for an undisclosed sum. Don't expect any changes right now if you use TaskRabbit. But in the future, things on the service might switch around a bit. Why Ikea's...

Google Calendar New Features: What To Know

Google Calendar New Features
Google Calendar on the web is getting a makeover with some new features that will make work much easier. The new website for Google Calendar features a material design interface that takes a lot of cues from the Google Calendar mobile app, and adds some...

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