Hiring employees

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by traumanurse, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. traumanurse

    traumanurse LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone have any pointers on hiring employees. I own a small lawncare business now but am looking to expand in 2005. Ideally, I hope to have enough business next year that would make it feasible for me to hire 2 employees.

    Has anyone ever been sued by an employee due to an on the job injury? I am currently learning about Workman's Comp and am curious to know if anyone has had any dealings in this area?

    Thanks
     
  2. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    Before I started my own business, I worked for the same LCO for 10 or so years. We had a few Workman's Comp claims filed, but never had an employee sue. A few of them were upset that WC didn't pay more.

    Work solo now, I'll look into it more when the time comes.
     
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    welcome to the site, I would only work on one employee right now. Trust me, your first employee will be a huge learning experience for you
     
  5. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
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    so very true...
     

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