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do u pay employees lunch hrs.?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SERRICO, Sep 2, 2004.


    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Messages: 94

    Does anyone pay employee's lunch hour?
    Plus lunch.
  2. reneekrause

    reneekrause LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Well, yes we do the employee we have is salaried since he is in training for a supervisory position. Most lunch time is a sandwich grabbed during a break however.
    Since it is hard to offer benefits being a small company(85 accounts) this is one little perk. The expense though is theirs. On occasion we treat, like the day before payday.
  3. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    i do now, but if i wind up with several employees, forget it. that would add up fast.
  4. Ken Kesey

    Ken Kesey LawnSite Member
    from Here
    Messages: 114

    Absolutely not.

    All employees must take a 30 minute lunch break that is unpaid.

    On special occasions, I'll pick up the tab.
  5. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    My employees are all salary so lunch is added in.I believe paying for a lunch for the crew. To get a great job from them everyday lunch is minimal expense...
  6. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    I would if they were a stellar performer. This would be a cheap fringe benefit for someone who was giving you 100%.
  7. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    You guys are funny, your not gonna pay someone for their 30 min or even less lunch break, a person that busts ass all day. Hrmm interesting. My boss has about 7-10 employees, we all get paid hourly even during our break sometimes he even pays for lunch, I pay for his somedays and others he pays for mine. I know I've never taken longer then maybe 20 mins on lunch. Get food eat, talk, relax, then back to work full steam ahead.

  8. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    My guys and Gals get 1 hour lunch Break Paid, and I also provide thier Lunch 99% of the time. Lunch is a good time to cool off and relax half way though the day
  9. mpblass

    mpblass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I pay my guys by the job so in a sence they do get paid for lunch. It gives them an incentive to take a quick lunch and get back to work.
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    nope, they (actually he) receives a 30 min unpaid lunch break

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