Just wondering how you guys handle things when your employees: 1) Damage your equipment 2)Damage your vehicles 3) Get tickets (written to the company) Obviously I am talking about situations which are accidental. In Michigan it is legal to make your employees pay for things they damage as long as you have the policy in a signed employee agreement. But who wants to work for a company that is going to make you pay for accidents? I don't think its fair that employees seem to suddenly be released from all responsibility when they're using your truck/equip. If you're paying them good money to mow lawns, and providing them with excellent tools to get the job done, then they should be responsible for the use of these tools you've given them (trucks, mowers, trimmers, everything). I also think that while they are using your trucks/equipment, they should be responsible for any tickets they get. Clearly I'm not talking about having them pay for a ticket because you don't have your annual D.O.T. inspection when they happened to get pulled over. I'm talking about tickets for failing to secure the load, not carrying their medical card, etc. What do you guys think? My first year in business one of my workers hit a blue water main with the push mower, which shattered some parts on it. It was a stupid stupid mistake because the water main was clearly visible, painted blue, and raised 5" off the ground. He paid the $300 repair. Years later I don't think I would ask an employee to pay that bill, but I'm also not sure how I would react because it hasn't happened since.. .what would you do? Earlier this season, one of my workers got 3 tickets all written to the company, and I decided to split the $600 cost 50/50 with him. What would you do here? Failure to secure load (his fault), fire-extinguisher wasn't PERMANENTLY secured (my fault, but also BS), and no medical card (his fault).