I talked to my CPA last night and he had absolutely no problem with paying an employee on a per job basis rather than hourly. Said it was not illegal. On another note, he also opened my eyes to paying employees under the table etc. Has a partner who has a client that came in for years laughed about paying guys under the table and scamming on workers comp, taxes, etc. Hired an undocumented worker last year, paid him cash and the laboror lost 3 fingers, and is in the process of being sued! I guess you save a couple thousand in the short term, but if anything goes wrong your screwed. Not worth the gamble! Anyways, any thoughts or reasons why people say it is illegal to pay by the job? I think productivity would improve as long as you can keep the quality.