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Employee Relations

 

As an independent contractor, you are a business owner. You therefore have a responsibility to take care of your employee.

I bet you didn’t think you had an employee, did you?

YOU are your employee. To be a successful independent contractor, you then have a responsibility to take care of that employee.

EIDL vs PUA vs PPP: Understanding Covid-19 Pandemic Relief Options for Independent Contractors with Grubhub Doordash Postmates Uber Eats etc.

Which of the Covid-19 pandemic relief options for businesses is the best for independent contractors for gig economy apps like Grubhub, Uber Eats, Doordash, Postmates, Lyft, Instacard, etc.? There really is no best. It depends on your situation and how this has impacted you. When the government passed the CARES act, they introduced programs that …

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Step By Step Applying for EIDL Covid-19 Grant/Loan as an Independent Contractor (Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates, Lyft, etc.)

Editor’s note: This was originally written about applying for the original advances/grants/loans related to the EIDL under the CARES Act of 2020. In July, 2020, funding for the advances expired. On December 27, 2020 a new stimulus was signed into law renewing features of the EIDL program. Many things remain the same as in this …

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Could Grubhub’s Attendance Policy Add to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Issue?

Or Influenza or any other health crisis Does the Grubhub attendance policy have the potential to help spread infectious diseases such as Covid-19 (Cornonavirus)? With the growth of the gig economy, there is already a concern related to whether people who rely heavily on independent contractor income can afford to take time off. Luke McGee …

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AB5 Has Passed. Now What?

Note that this article, “AB5 Has Passed. Now What?” is the sixth of a six part series we will be posting about California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) that just passed the California State Senate. We published this week’s episode of the Deliver on Your Business podcast early due to the pending passage of AB5. Normally we run …

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But You Don’t Live in California. What Will AB5 Mean For You?

Note that this article, “But You Don’t Live in California. What Will AB5 Mean For You?” is the fifth of a six part series we will be posting about California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) that just passed the California State Senate. We published this week’s episode of the Deliver on Your Business podcast early due to the …

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Seven Questions on How AB5 Will Effect Couriers for Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash, Uber Eats, etc., in California

Note that this article, “6 Questions on How AB5 Will Affect Couriers for Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash, Uber Eats etc?” is the fourth of a six part series we will be posting about California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) that just passed the California State Senate. We published this week’s episode of the Deliver on Your Business podcast early …

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Commentary: Why was AB5 Necessary for Gig Delivery?

Note that this article, “Commentary: Why was AB5 Necessary for Gig Delivery?” is the third of a six part series we will be posting about California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) that just passed the California State Senate. We published this week’s episode of the Deliver on Your Business podcast early due to the pending passage of AB5. …

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Commentary: Three Things I Don’t Like About AB5 as an Independent Contractor.

Note that this article, “Commentary: Three Things I Don’t Like about AB5 As an Independent Contractor” is the second of a six part series we will be posting about California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) that will be voted on sometime this week. We published this week’s episode of the Deliver on Your Business podcast early …

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AB5 and Grubhub Postmates Doordash Uber Eats Drivers: How Does it Relate?

Note that this article, “What is AB5 and How Does it Relate to Grubhub Doordash Postmates Uber Eats Drivers?” is the first of a six part series we will be posting about California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) that will be voted on sometime this week. We published this week’s episode of the Deliver on Your …

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Has the 31 Day Courier MBA Helped You Develop?

It’s hard to believe this is the last of the posts and episodes for the 31 Day Courier MBA series. I really hope this has been helpful for you. I had scheduled this to be about personal and professional development. You know, as I look back on what has been posted, this whole series in …

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Take Care of Your Employee (You) When it Comes to Payday

If you want to see a business owner get in trouble real fast, watch them when they miss payroll. It’s not pretty. One of the (if not THE) greatest responsibilities a business owners has is to make sure their employees are taken care of when it comes to payday. It’s a sacred trust. That trust …

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Six Ways to Make Your Delivery Work More Enjoyable

You have a duty to your employee. If you’ve been following along, you know who I’m talking about, but in case you stumbled onto this article, this is written to independent contractors in the food delivery part of the gig economy. Many of you have figured out what I’m talking about, some of you might …

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What about Benefits for Independent Contractors?

Does your employee need benefits? Employee???? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! What are you talking about? We are wrapping up the 31 Day Courier MBA series with a section on employee relations. Here’s the deal folks: Every business, including the independent contractor business, has a responsibility to take care of their employees. (Don’t get me started on …

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