In some places, they're called 1099'ers, after the tax form on which their income is reported: People who do work for a corporation but are classified as independent contractors. Companies don't have to pay the employer share of Social Security taxes to contractors, who are also denied the right to unionize. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board and the IRS have been cracking down on companies that
Students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have traveled near and far throughout the 2015-16 academic year. From Vietnam to Brazil and numerous countries in between, they are broadening their global mindset, embracing cultural diversity and improving their knowledge of global business practices.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Paulo Prochno talks about the three fronts converging into a perfect storm for Brazil’s economy.
One theory of advertising holds that display ads need a degree of nuance or visual complexity in order to capture the viewer's attention. But that fails to take into account the increasingly cluttered and hectic context in which ads are viewed today, according to Michel Wedel, distinguished university professor and PepsiCo Chair in Consumer Science at the Smith School. In many cases, Wedel argues, simple is better
A recent post at ShareAmerica, a blog hosted by the U.S. Department of State, points to a time when Warren Buffett — as a 19-year-old whiz kid — needed to gather himself after receiving a rejection letter. The piece shares three tips from Washington Post Career Coach columnist and Smith School Senior Associate Dean Joyce E.A. Russell for how anyone, including future billionaire investors, can bounce back