There are several temp agencies in my area that offer part time and full time landscape laborers, but the quality of what you get is not too good. I have located a couple of good part time employees who would meet my needs, but I am getting uncomfortable with a "cash under the table" arrangement, and don't want to have to deal with the workers comp, SS, witholding taxes, etc. I am thinking about going to a temp agency and saying "I want to hire these two persons on a part time basis through your agency, and I want you to pay them $xx/hour........what would your billing rate be to me?". This would put all the legal and payroll issues on the temp agency, and would give me the people I want to work for me. I have been told that their markup is around 25%, i.e. if I want the employee to make $10, the agency would charge me $12.50. I am solo part time,and eliminating the paperwork and potential legal issues would be worth it for me. Has anyone tried this angle with any success?