All helpers on the platform work independently as freelancers. To be registered as a helper, however, you must go through an onboarding process, where you must provide and confirm certain information about yourself - including that you have a German company tax ID, German residence permit and work permit.
This is not only to ensure the correct handling of payments but also to prevent abuse and circumvention of German law.
However, Happy Helper does not manually review any documents before a helper is
approved on the platform, and it is therefore still the booker’s responsibility to check for a valid work permit.