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Understanding Independent Contractor

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New York’s Highest Court Rules that Postmates Couriers are Employees. What Does that Mean for Us?

New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, has ruled that Postmates couriers are employees. The Court of Appeals in New York is the equivalent to what most states refer to as their state supreme court, meaning there is no more room to appeal this decision. It’s final. What does this mean to delivery contractors …

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How to Protect Yourself From Being Exploited by Doordash, Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats etc.

Let’s start with this question: Is Doordash exploiting delivery drivers? Are Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats and others taking advantage of independent contractors? I can’t get inside Tony Xu’s head or read Matt Maloney’s mind, so to say whether or not they are absolutely intentionally exploiting, that’s outside my Non-God paygrade. But I can tell you …

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Who Are You? What is an Independent Contractor, How is it Different than an Employee, and Why Does it Matter?

The winds, they are a changin…. In the Gig Economy, the big topic of debate is: Employee or Independent Contractor. This is especially true in California where legislation (known as AB5) is set for hearings that will better define what an Independent Contractor is. Do NOT sign on for any Gig Apps until you completely …

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What do We Do When Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates etc. Pull the Rug Out From Under Us? Introducing the 31 Day Courier MBA

It’s Launch Day! I’m so excited to launch the Deliver on Your Business Podcast and the 31 Day Courier MBA series. The podcast will normally be a weekly production, but to get it off the ground in style, we’re going to do 31 straight daily episodes. We’ll get more into that in a bit.

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Lies, Damn Lies, 1099-K’s and AB5. Are Uber and Lyft Using the 1099K to Lie About Misclassification?

I know, it’s not tax season, but it IS AB5 Season. If you have ever been confused about how Uber Eats, Uber, and Lyft use a 1099K instead of a regular 1099, the reason they do it could be all about misclassification of employees. It all has to do with the B in the ABC …

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National Labor Relations Board Determines Uber Drivers are Contractors. Is this good news or bad news for Grubhub, Doordash or Postmates?

The question about whether delivery drivers are independent contractors or employees is settled. Or is it? The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Uber drivers are NOT employees. A lot of people seem to think this settles the question across the board with similar apps, food delivery apps, etc. It does not. In fact, …

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