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Claim as Employee's??

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by northernsweeper, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    What is the best way to classify drivers, if you only work them 5 or 6 hours a storm and not at all the rest of the time? If they are driving your trucks? Would you call them employees or contractors?:dizzy:What if they are family, does that make a difference? They are on my insurance to drive my trucks and I have workers comp on them. Thanks for any info.
     
  2. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    i know i classify some of my mowing help as casual labor.
     
  3. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    They would be employes.
     
  4. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    What is the difference between casual and regular labor?
     
  5. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    If you are paying them to drive, then I would consider them as employees. As long as they are listed as employees, then your liability insurance will cover them as well as you truck insurance.
     
  6. Dustball

    Dustball Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Taken from here- http://www.wwwebtax.com/general/independent_contractor.htm
     
  7. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Thanks for the info, I guess they are going to be employees. Dustball are you a sweeping company??
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,905

    Casual labor can be paid up to $600 per year without the employer going through the hassle of all the tax deductions, after that, they're a full out employee.

    And yes, they are employees, family or not.
     
  9. Dustball

    Dustball Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Nah, I am a sub doing residential driveways and sidewalks.

    I also run a senior in-home care business with my dad and have to deal with all the payroll issues.