Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Rob Spread & Spray, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Rob Spread & Spray

    Rob Spread & Spray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    Where did the thread go to? There was over 1700 views there and now the thread is gone. People were waiting for some clear answers that I think could have kept them and their business out of jeopardy.

    So it goes................

    Just be sure to check with your local DOL and an attorney practicing Labor Law!
  2. Mac_Cool

    Mac_Cool LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Yeah, looks like the thread was deleted, probably because of the bickering and bad (probably illegal) advice that was given. Unfortunately my post toward the end where I clarified some of the misinformation was deleted also. If you want a tried and true and legal incentive for your employees, read my post here:

    Anytime you stop paying an hourly wage you should consult an attorney familiar with wage laws. If you pay bonuses, SPIFFs, or incentives of any sort, those are taxed at a higher rate than standard pay and you will need to withhold additional taxes.

    Above all, do not try to be funny with overtime using creative calculations. The DOL has seen it all and if you are caught they will bend you over and break it off in your backside.
  3. grnkeepers

    grnkeepers LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 28


    And I was waiting to find out what GlennZ got back from the Labor Lawyer at PLANET too.
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,288

    I believe it is against the rules to refer to or encourage illegal activities. But usually the poster is just warned and those posts deleted, not the entire thread.

    Hopefully Glenn will post to this thread with what he finds out from Planet's labor attonrey.
  5. drmiller100

    drmiller100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 562

    u sound like the old ladies at the bridge club complaining about teh highway department.

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