do u pay employees lunch hrs.?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SERRICO, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. SERRICO

    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 94

    Does anyone pay employee's lunch hour?
    Plus lunch.
     
  2. reneekrause

    reneekrause LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Well, yes we do the employee we have is salaried since he is in training for a supervisory position. Most lunch time is a sandwich grabbed during a break however.
    Since it is hard to offer benefits being a small company(85 accounts) this is one little perk. The expense though is theirs. On occasion we treat, like the day before payday.
     
  3. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,445

    i do now, but if i wind up with several employees, forget it. that would add up fast.
     
  4. Ken Kesey

    Ken Kesey LawnSite Member
    from Here
    Posts: 115

    Absolutely not.

    All employees must take a 30 minute lunch break that is unpaid.

    On special occasions, I'll pick up the tab.
     
  5. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    My employees are all salary so lunch is added in.I believe paying for a lunch for the crew. To get a great job from them everyday lunch is minimal expense...
     
  6. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    I would if they were a stellar performer. This would be a cheap fringe benefit for someone who was giving you 100%.
     
  7. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    You guys are funny, your not gonna pay someone for their 30 min or even less lunch break, a person that busts ass all day. Hrmm interesting. My boss has about 7-10 employees, we all get paid hourly even during our break sometimes he even pays for lunch, I pay for his somedays and others he pays for mine. I know I've never taken longer then maybe 20 mins on lunch. Get food eat, talk, relax, then back to work full steam ahead.

    Jeff
     
  8. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    My guys and Gals get 1 hour lunch Break Paid, and I also provide thier Lunch 99% of the time. Lunch is a good time to cool off and relax half way though the day
     
  9. mpblass

    mpblass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    I pay my guys by the job so in a sence they do get paid for lunch. It gives them an incentive to take a quick lunch and get back to work.
     
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    nope, they (actually he) receives a 30 min unpaid lunch break
     

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