What is this project about?
Put very simply, this project requires entering time card data into a spreadsheet so that it can be calculated.
This data is used for lawsuits against companies that take advantage of their workers, typically migrant workers, by not giving them the required lunches and breaks or not paying the overtime that is due to them.
When all the time card data has been entered, the attorneys can then calculate the total amount that is due to the workers in order to negotiate a settlement with the company.
What tools do I need to do this job?
All you need is an Internet connection and a computer that can run a browser. All your work is done inside Google drive using Google spreadsheets.
How do I get started?
1.) Sign a confidentiality agreement; this agreement is sent to you through Adobe Echosign and you sign it digitally. Once signed, a copy will automatically be sent to me and the other copy will be sent to your email address.
2.) Open a Gmail account; you will be utilizing Google drive to store your time card files along with your spreadsheet files
3.) Create an account with Zoho.com. You will need this in order to keep track of your time and to create invoices.
How and when will I be paid?
Every week you will create an invoice and submit your hours accumulated up until Thursday evening.
By the weekend I will submit an invoice to the company contracting us, and they will begin to process payment. I will receive payment anywhere between 3 to 5 days later and then will pay you.
You can receive payment in a number of ways.
- I can write a check to you and send it to the address you indicate.
- You can create a PayPal account and send me a bill.
- I can send the money to you by Western Union.
Do I pay taxes?
If you make more than $600 in a year, and you live in the United States, you will receive a 1099 at the beginning of the following year which you must include in your tax declaration.
Will I fill out a W-9 form?
Yes! In order to get paid, you must fill out and return a W-9 form.