Newbie Question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kennabs, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. kennabs

    kennabs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    At what age can you hire family members? My nephew who is 11 wants to work with me this summer> Ideas, thoughts?
  2. lockhart

    lockhart LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    way to young.....unless you dont work that many hours or something....i would say at least 15
  3. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    It probably depends on your state and / or county / city. Around here you can work certain jobs with limited hours at 14. Check with your local laws regarding labor.
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    I put my 12 year old daughter on a ZTR....

    She loved it, and to be honest she was better than most of the guys.....

    Just make sure they DONT get hurt,

    your insurance would have a FIT
  5. TheHammer

    TheHammer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Just tell to be safe and pay atension.

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