Self-employed individuals are required to meet their Social Security and Medicare tax obligations by paying a special tax. In many instances, this tax amounts to an additional 15.3 percent of their earnings.
Beginning January 1st of 2017, French companies with more than 50 workers will be required to give employees a guaranteed “right to disconnect” from their work emails outside of standard business hours. The goal is to reduce stress and improve work-life balance, and we can all learn a thing or two from the new legislation.
For the better part of a century, Americans made a living working nine to five for a single employer. These days, much has changed, with millions of people assembling various streams of income by working independently.
Whether it's student loans, car payments or credit card debt, Americans owe more money than ever. In fact, according to a recent report from NerdWallet, the average U.S. household carries $16,061 in credit card debt.