day labor

eddies

LawnSite Member
Location
southeast texas
how much do you pay these guys!!! when i pick them up they have nothing more than the shirt on their back and want up to 15.00 per hour and at least one meal. HELP!!!
 

tiedeman

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
earth
the pay depends on the area where you live at. So lower pay or higher pay can depend on a smaller city, larger city, greater income area, or lower income area. Perhaps call around and get some per hour price ideas from other LCO's and also other companies in the area that are not just LCO's.
 

Rex Mann

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
They are trying to get the most for their time. It is the start of salary negotiations. You can haggle with them. Here you can pick up a day laborer for about $7.00 an hour. They will ask you to buy them lunch, but you do not have to. And, you can pick from 40-50 guys on any given day. If I was paying $15.00 an hour I would just go to a Ready Man Labor store and pick up a guy.

Peace,

Rex
 

Hodge

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Terrafirma
Rex Man... how do you claim on your accounting 40-50 perday? Are they listed as "contract Labor" so you send they a 1099 at the end of the year?
 

Rex Mann

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
You can claim up to 600.00 per year without 1099ing them. Any more then they have to have a social security number to report to the IRS. BTW, we have regular employees. Not everyone uses the immigrant labor here.

Peace,

Rex
 
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