Lyft Settlement Validates Business Model

Feb 2, 2016       Last week Lyft settled the litigation against it that sought to reclassify its drivers as employees.  While Lyft agreed to make some minor operational changes, the litigation leaves the independent contractor relationship intact.  This appears to be a vindication of Lyft’s business model, with settlement simply a smart business decision.  None of the operational changes appear to substantively alter … Read More

Rating System Or Your Boss?

Uber drivers don’t have an office per se, but that does not stop them from participating in the age-old tradition of water cooler talk. They just happen to do it in online forums and Facebook groups. So, what are they talking about? The nature of their income being what it is – per job/per mile, there is a constant chatter … Read More

GrubHub Expands Delivery Service to San Francisco

Bay Area favorites HOM Korean Kitchen, Hard Knox Cafe, Oren’s Hummus Shop and Pancho Villa are the latest marquis restaurants to sign on with the online ordering and delivery leader GrubHub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering company. CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GrubHub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform, announced today that its delivery … Read More

XPO Logistics Trucking Subsidiaries Sued Over Driver Classification

Class-action lawsuit argues that drivers were misclassified as independent contractors ENLARGE XPO Logistics CEO Brad Jacobs, left, talks with a company driver. Three trucking company subsidiaries of XPO were sued in California Monday for allegedly misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors. PHOTO: TONY DING/ASSOCIATED PRESS By ERICA E. PHILLIPS Jan. 12, 2016 7:24 a.m. ET Three trucking company subsidiaries of … Read More


Independent Contractors and Worker Misclassification continue to make headlines. Below are three examples of States addressing the topic. Oregon Labor Bureau States Uber Drivers Are Employees Brad Avakian, Commissioner of Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries released an advisory opinion this week, opining that based on his State’s Economic Realities Test (method to determine whether a worker is an independent … Read More

What’s Saving Companies from Losing It All in the On-Demand Delivery Industry

Irvine, CA – February 27, 2015  On average Americans spend $70 billion a year on food delivery with 60% of people ordering delivery at least once a week. These numbers are only expected to keep growing as technology and the food delivery industry continues to expand. The huge opportunities technology has opened up in the onNdemand delivery industry has big … Read More

Delivery Drivers Inc. Expands into Courier Industry

Courier Contractor Management Solutions | DDI

Irvine, CA – March 23, 2015 – Delivery Drivers Inc. has officially entered into the estimated $14.5 billion Courier Industry with the addition of a Courier Division to their services. With over 7,000 firms in this multi-billion dollar industry, DDI has become the only national third-party administrator providing full service recruiting of courier drivers. With more than 200 years of … Read More

The Uber Ruling: What it Ultimately Means

A California judge has ruled that the class action suit against Uber will be heard by a jury, prompting Lawrence Meyer of to assert in his article of May 19th that Uber’s Fate Is In The Hands of 12 People.  While civil matters are often obscenely costly to businesses like Uber, the direct financial impact of a class action … Read More

Owner of DDI, Aaron Hageman Featured on Bloomberg Business

The owner of DDI,  Aaron Hageman was featured on a Bloomberg Business article and gave us his thoughts on what’s going on in the delivery world today. Check it out. Click on the title below to read the article. The Food Deliveryman of Tomorrow Doesn’t Work for a Restaurant

10 Biggest Myths of Being Self-Employed

Each week, DDI’s Account Managers and I get together to speak about any updates in making sure our clients are keeping up with compliance in their area, what we can do to help or clients with preventative action against misconceptions of their business, and how we can help our clients in development and growth. One of our account managers, Ryan … Read More

Are You Keeping Up w/the Laws?

Here’s an article that was put out by the Independent Contractor Compliance publishers, summarizing two cleaners’ allegations of being misclassified as independent contractors. This is a perfect example of the consequences for not complying with state and federal laws. Additionally, the affiliation between the drivers and marketing partners should be mutually beneficial in that, drivers help advertise marketing partners’ name … Read More