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Part of our marketing is attendance to various car shows in the area, as we are a high performance shop. Basically we just display our personal cars and sometimes, customers' car (with permission, of course) and answer questions. Usually it is for 3-4 hours on the weekends, after regular work hours. For several of the guys, it is no problem, but we have 1 hourly employee. He likes to go and usually takes one of my extra car, but i am worried about the labor laws and insurance. Before I rack up hours with a labor law attorney, I wanted to canvas the membership here for information.

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Part of our marketing is attendance to various car shows in the area, as we are a high performance shop. Basically we just display our personal cars and sometimes, customers' car (with permission, of course) and answer questions. Usually it is for 3-4 hours on the weekends, after regular work hours. For several of the guys, it is no problem, but we have 1 hourly employee. He likes to go and usually takes one of my extra car, but i am worried about the labor laws and insurance. Before I rack up hours with a labor law attorney, I wanted to canvas the membership here for information.

 

Due to different state labor laws I suggest consulting your attorney and/or accountant. If there is a State labor office, you can contact them too. I would not want to give you wrong advise.

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Due to different state labor laws I suggest consulting your attorney and/or accountant. If there is a State labor office, you can contact them too. I would not want to give you wrong advise.

 

Not asking for legal advice. Just how you would handle it. Thanks.

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Do you need him there? Are you paying yourself to go? If you don't need him there, let him have the choice to attend but let him know there is no monetary value in it for him. If he is like most people, he may just go to "hang out" with others at the show. If he doesn't want to be there unless you are paying him to be there, would it really benefit you to have him there if there is no enthusiasm?

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Do you need him there? Are you paying yourself to go? If you don't need him there, let him have the choice to attend but let him know there is no monetary value in it for him. If he is like most people, he may just go to "hang out" with others at the show. If he doesn't want to be there unless you are paying him to be there, would it really benefit you to have him there if there is no enthusiasm?

 

That is exactly the case at this time. He can refuse to go, but he is a real car guy and brings his girl friend with him. He likes to talk to people and do a pretty good job of selling. But then that could be a problem since he is at that point, working. I was thinking of giving him comp time, but we pay him on a commission plus base and he needs to work. My young partners think I am over reacting, but I have had issues like this with real marketing people in a health care business. Appreciate the input.

 

I really have learned a lot on this forum.

 

Thanks.

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