Ok here is my situation. I am going into my third year of the Lawn Care Business, I currently have a guy in HS who has helped me partime the past two years. This year he is going full time working with me and I am adding another guy who is going to use his ton truck and I am going to supply the Mowers, Trailer, and Lawns that I have picked up over the past two years, etc... Do I have to have workmans comp for the new guy? I am trying to avoid it and was also wanting to know if I sub out the work to him would this be a way to avoid workmans comp. Example, he gets his own Liability Insurance, Business cards, etc. I give him the Yards and equip. but have him pay me for a certain percentage of what he brings in, say 55% He brings in $1,500 (100%) a week and I make $825(55%) of that and he makes $675(45%). All he does is supply truck and labor and he is on his own. I maintain the equipment though. Is this something that is possible or do I have to hire him under me and have to get workmans comp for both? Sorry if some of this doesn't make sense. I am just trying to figure out which way I should go. Any info given would be greatly appreciated. Is there also another way I could set this up?