Fired after First Day

Discussion in 'Employment' started by cutman2000, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. LawnSite Fanatic
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    I just looked that up.
    I have been interested in and have been doing some poking around with our local airport. Approx 80 acres.
    After just reading some of the Davis Bacon provisions it specifically mentioned (airport) that received federal money's.
    I know after 9/11 our airport installed chainlink around entire property.
    If some of the funds were from federal grants, would or do you know if Davis Bacon would be applicable to a maintenance contract?
    That would up the anty if I present a proposal.
    I will need to wait until after elections so I've still got some time. But that adds a twist.
  2. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 11,765

    Here it is $600 and under, I think. No paper work required
  3. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    When you bid a contract it will say if it has special wage requirements
    There’s big bacon
    Little bacon
    Native prevailing wage
    Scaled wages

    But of all the ones I have bid, rarely if ever is maintenance (strictly maintenance) included in Davis bacon wages
    Many times you can read maintenance is not Davis bacon.

    It behooves you to read every contract so you don’t get burned
  4. grassmonkey0311

    grassmonkey0311 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,448

    That's what I do. Just get it over with and be done with him.
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  5. grassmonkey0311

    grassmonkey0311 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Why put in the extra effort and time? Just pay cash and move on. Most state laws says if you pay someone under $500 for the year, you can pay cash.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2018
  6. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,092

    Yea BUT
    You need proof of paying him
    So he can’t walk down to DOL and say “I worked there and he never paid me”

    IF anyone does that, you’ll need pay records showing what you paid him

    So got to have something, even if it’s a log he signs saying the amount he received
  7. rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 753

    I would pay him minimum wage or $50 cash for his 5 hours. Sounds like a real winner anyways he can figure out his own taxes. No 1099 needed if under $600
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  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    FWIW, here in Michigan, taxes still have to be withheld even under $600. We had an audit a couple years back--brain fart, can't remember if it was UA or WC--and had to pay whichever for all our "day laborers".

    They went back 10 years, and we paid a whopping $300 or $400. Total waste of time. Just as all my audits have been.
  9. danothemano

    danothemano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    In Nebraska I got 1099d for helping a live event, only earned about $100 or so dollars.
  10. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    Pay cash and make him sign a receipt

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