April 2, 2020

Do you recommend giving independent contractors holiday bonuses? Also, if so, do you recommend it being the same as or different from your employee bonus practices?

As noted above, it is highly recommended that all worker relationship practices (from recruiting to payment/settlement and beyond) clearly differentiate and reinforce the differentiation between employee roles and independent contractor roles, and this would include bonus practices. If you choose a bonus-like practice for ICs because business reasons dictate doing so (e.g., for IC retention purposes), it may be better to have two different bonus processes and even program names to easily demonstrate the differentiation.