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TAG: minimum wage

Minimum wage rose in 21 states, 26 counties and cities Jan. 1

January 8, 2020By

Landscape contractors in 21 states and 26 counties and cities will see the hourly wage that they must pay their workers rise as of Jan. 1 of this year. In addition, four states and 23 local governments will increase their minimum wages sometime in 2020 after Jan. 1. With federal efforts to raise the minimum wage nationally stalled in Congress,... read more

How to pay by piecework

July 12, 2015By
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Some companies advocate paying by the man-hour rather than an hourly rate. See why. Piecework is paying your employees according to the work they accomplish, instead of paying them for the time it takes to do the work. At CLIP Lawn Care, each job our company performs is rated in credits or man-hours. Each hour one employee works on the... read more

Former H-2B workers win $1.2M TruGreen LandCare wage deal

January 19, 2015By

A New York federal court granted final approval on a $1.2 million deal between TruGreen LandCare and former H-2B workers with the company, Law360 reports. The settlement for class members may be worth up to $1,234,750, depending on how many class members file claims. The suit dates back to March 2010, when Otoniel Sosa Teoba, a Mexican citizen who was employed... read more