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Old 06-28-2006, 12:37 PM
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the department of labor stopped by my jobsite yesterday.

Yesterday we were mowing a Hotel in my area, as soon as we are packing up to go, I see a guy walking over to me with a clip board and looking at my truck. Iím thinking hmm most people that walk up to me to inquire about my services donít examine my truck and have a clip board. So I talk to him, he is from the department of labor and he randomly drives around looking for landscapers on the job. So he asked me about my employees gave them each a forum to fill out and gave me a forum to fill out and asked me a few questions if Iím a legal business and what my federal id number is and what not. So that was it, one of my employees was off the books at that moment but I had the quick response of ďHe just started working todayĒ and then called my accountant as soon as the D.O.L. left my job site. I think it is great that they are doing that. Hopefully he will put some scrubs out of business.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:53 PM
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Im just curious...did he show you any credentials??
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:56 PM
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Im just curious...did he show you any credentials??
yeah his assistant kept rubbing her badge in my employee's face and he gave me his business card. Where is there a ring of phony department of labor imposters running around that I don't know about?
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Old 06-28-2006, 01:05 PM
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yeah his assistant kept rubbing her badge in my employee's face and he gave me his business card. Where is there a ring of phony department of labor imposters running around that I don't know about?
I don't think there are any DOL imposters...lol Ive just never heard of that actually happening. Im curious what their "fine" would have been if you didnt have your federal ID handy. What are they like the Game Warden now?

25 Dollar no Federal ID Fine...lol

Guess I'll need to keep my number on me.
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Old 06-28-2006, 01:15 PM
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I don't think there are any DOL imposters...lol Ive just never heard of that actually happening. Im curious what their "fine" would have been if you didnt have your federal ID handy. What are they like the Game Warden now?

25 Dollar no Federal ID Fine...lol

Guess I'll need to keep my number on me.
I didn't have my federal ID number on me, I told him I can fax it to him and he said he didn't need me to do that.
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Old 06-28-2006, 01:16 PM
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Nahh, I heard they give you hard time for that stuff now. Or they'll just beat the heck out of you and let you go.
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Old 06-28-2006, 01:20 PM
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Well...it seems like they would have bigger fish to fry...rather than just slowing you down and picking on you. You should send him a bill for slowing you down. If people dont pay taxes...Uncle Sam will get em eventually...but those Bozo's shouldnt be shoving their badges in your face and then say "Nah dont worry about faxing me your ID number". Send em a bill!
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Old 06-28-2006, 03:59 PM
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Never heard of them doing that. Good idea though.

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Old 06-28-2006, 05:54 PM
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Interesting you immediately called your accountant?
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Old 06-28-2006, 05:57 PM
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I wouldent have told him a thing. And i especially wouldent have filled out anything on a jobsite. I would have given him my card and told him to send his inquiry in writing for the info he requested and after I cleared it with my attorney we would be glad to set up a meeting for whatever info he needed.
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