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Legit ??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by John Allin, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. grshppr

    grshppr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 301

    Wow, thats quite the story! I think we have all, from time to time, hired people for a days work or so and paid them cash. I think these guys must have been doing it quite a bit to warrant an investigation into it. It does make you think twice about hiring a guy for the day and paying cash. :eek:
  3. KirbyKLC

    KirbyKLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Call a temp agency. It's cheaper than loosing your business and going to jail.
  4. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    Few years ago .... a local company here was doing landscape work for a large Drug Store coming into our area ... doing the same thing using day labor (not daily labor or like manpower which covers those important w/c n payroll taxes) ... just guys off the street .... he got hit with a $5k per employee fine
  5. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 723

    I am a legit business, but i do know a few LCO's that hire collage guys and work them 3 days per week, cash paid. They are taking one heck of a gambel,but im sure there are many that do this very thing. I sleep alot better knowing ive been honest now for 14yrs in the Lawn Business.I agree with Kirby call a temp co. if you can't find anyone when more help is needed......Marks Mowing Service
  6. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,069

    if there gunna be digging holes and moving wheel barrel loads of stuff. A temp service is the way to go for sure.
  7. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    sure i believe that one way to get around that CONTRACT LABORERS!!
  8. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 525

    ...and people wonder why they were able to underbid consisitently?
  9. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    Thanks for the info John. Some people like to take some serious risks. Is losing almost everything worth trying to save a few dollars and do the right thing?

    I hope that this winter was a good one for your company John.

  10. NC Big Daddy

    NC Big Daddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267

    Peoples Republic of New York..........

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