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As if there isn’t enough to worry about these days, now this. “A recent court ruling in the Golden State could spell big trouble for your career as an independent writer, even if you've never stepped foot in California,” cautions Randy Dotinga, past ASJA president. “Last spring, the California Supreme Court essentially declared that if you treat someone like an employee—they work in your line of business, you're in charge of them—then they're an employee, not an independent contractor. And under California law, employees have certain rights and benefits” and are subject to government rules on minimum wage, overtime and rest breaks.  Read More.

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No matter how we characterize ourselves and our work—whether as journalists, content marketers, or book authors—one thing should be obvious: language is our stock-in-trade, and absent the occasional case of writer’s block, we should never be at a loss for words. But what do you say to a young man who months earlier lost his mother to a killer’s bomb? More »

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