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, when you read their Advice Memorandum that explains their decision, there are factors that should be cause for concern for Grubhub in particular. I’ll explain why. Here are some things you need to know about the NLRB’s decision and how it can affect you.
Why Does it Matter?
This is an important question. What difference does it make? Bottom line is there are a number of protections that a business is required to provide for its employees that are they do not provide for independent contractors. If you have just gone through the income tax process, you are aware of the huge self employment tax burden that we bear. We have no insurance, no unemployment, no minimum wage, no overtime. The trade off is that we are supposed to have ‘entrepreneurial opportunity,’ meaning that we are supposed to have the freedom to operate as our own business.[Read more…] about National Labor Relations Board Determines Uber Drivers are Contractors. Is this good news or bad news for Grubhub, Doordash or Postmates?