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Old 02-05-2010, 06:46 PM
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A nasty employee manual? Hahaha! I have stated all the tools used and their prices. I have a you break it, you bought it policy. It really helps keep abuse and costs down.
wow, im sure the guys respect you and your things not to mention im sure thats perfectly legal.....
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:40 PM
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:27 PM
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hey texasfire221 if you get a free minute could you send over a copy of what you have come up with for the employee rules and regs. thanks, Cole cole@allerslawncare.com
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:35 AM
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wow, im sure the guys respect you and your things not to mention im sure thats perfectly legal.....
It is. I worked for a LCO when I first started. I took it from his manual.
Also stated that any damage to equipment they pay for, and vehicle scratches they paid for the paint job.

Yep, the paint jobs on the trucks were always scratchless. If caused buy an accident, The LCO's Insurance paid for it.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:49 PM
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It is. I worked for a LCO when I first started. I took it from his manual.
Also stated that any damage to equipment they pay for, and vehicle scratches they paid for the paint job.

Yep, the paint jobs on the trucks were always scratchless. If caused buy an accident, The LCO's Insurance paid for it.

This isn't legal. At least, not in NY state. You can fire an employee for damaging your equipment or clients property, but you CAN'T make them pay for it or deduct it from a paycheck.

I had an employee that damaged a clients swingset. Told him he had to pay for it, and he did. Two weeks later he did it again, client tweeked. To prevent any further disasters from this employee, I let him go. Filed a complaint with the dept of labor and I had to pay him back...............

Double check the LAW before assuming something is legal just because you found it written somewhere.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:52 PM
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This isn't legal. At least, not in NY state. You can fire an employee for damaging your equipment or clients property, but you CAN'T make them pay for it or deduct it from a paycheck.

I had an employee that damaged a clients swingset. Told him he had to pay for it, and he did. Two weeks later he did it again, client tweeked. To prevent any further disasters from this employee, I let him go. Filed a complaint with the dept of labor and I had to pay him back...............

Double check the LAW before assuming something is legal just because you found it written somewhere.
You're right. But the hand tools can be charged for.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:03 PM
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I was told you cannot "charge" or "deduct" for ANYTHING. The word "anything" was not left up to interpretation, it meant "anything".

Must just be NY
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:53 AM
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You're right. But the hand tools can be charged for.
who abuses hand tools? my guys are friends, they borrow trucks, mowers, work on their cars/trucks in my shop, hang out, whatever. they wont break my things because they respect me. i dont even worry about it. and accidents do happy, just move on, its part of the business. one thing i taught them when trainning was mistakes happen, that I made all these mistakes, that they will too, and just tell me if they do.
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:27 PM
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sure would appreciate a copy of employee rules as well as service contract
familylawncare@live.com Thanks!
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:50 PM
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As a company that started 5 years ago, and 2 years ago was my first year with employees, I would suggest not to just make rules just for the sake of having rules. The people you hire, you should feel they are decent people that will not cheat you. I have about 20 rules now, and all of them were made because of things that happened that I did not like.

Until you have an issue, there is no need for random rules in my opinion. Think about when you were an employee, and the first thing you had to read when you started was a whole bunch of things you cant do. How demoralizing.
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