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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by rywnygc, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I posted this in employment but got no response.....


    I am now getting everything in the works to start up in the 2011 season. My father in law has a construction sales background for the last 20 years and has now been out of work for a year. I was thinking about bringing him on to do estimates for me so that I can focus on doing my jobs. If I brought him on as a sub contractor paying based only on commission, would I still have to carry medical and Workman's comp on him?

    Also, if I did bring him on what should I throw his way as far as commission? Should I give him a good percentage of the first job, or a recurring bonus for as long as the customer was still a customer?

    For a little background, I will only be doing basic scaping, maintenance, fert and weed control (yes, I'm legal), and snow removal for the first few years.

    Thanks in advance for any info.
     
  2. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    as long as he does it on his own time, his own vehicle and you report it as such its ok. But you will not need him to do those things for you. You will have plenty of time your first year to do it yourself. Your already spreading it thin with a partner!
     
  3. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah, its his own vehicle, working daily on commission. Im just wondering how to pay him and if I would still need to carry medical and workmans comp on him, being that he is a sub contractor.
     
  4. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    your not required to carry medical on any employee. As a subcontractor he is responsible to pay his taxes and anything else that involves HIS business. Make sure you have him sign the sub form and send him the appropriate tax documents. You dont need to give him workers comp or insure him in any way.
     
  5. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks for the info punt66
     
  6. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    anytime.........
     

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