Re: charging for contract work

Subject: Re: charging for contract work
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Laura Dumin" <laura_dumin -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 11:15:45 -0800

You didn't say whether you're working W2 or 1099. Generally, travel time is not
billable for W2. but the bottom line is that you can bill for anything that you
and your client agree is billable. Ask the person who signs off on your
invoices what he or she considers acceptable. If the contract was initially
drafted as being remote work and the funds that pay you are not coming directly
out of that person's pocket, you might get a yes.

Time spent on-site should always be billable if you're on-site because the
client specifically asked/required you to be.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laura Dumin" <laura_dumin -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> I have recently started doing a bit of travel for a contract-type job and I am
> trying to figure out what are billable hours. I have been working from home
> with the client for a while, but only recently have had to travel at all.
> For instance, if I have to drive 60 minutes one-way to the location, do I bill
> for that? Also, if I am on-site, but there is some downtime, up to 20 minutes
> at a time, do I bill for the whole time that I am there or only the time that
> I am working? I want to be sure that I am neither over- or under-billing.
> Any advice would be much appreciated.


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