Just wondering if anyone has any experience with sub contractoring work to other crews? It’s impossible in Chicago as I’m sure it is everywhere else to find employees but here now most if not all guys want to work as subs and do a 50/50 split. They are using their own vans and equipment. The guys that I have talked to say they haven’t had to produce a W9 or COL to the companies they are currently subbing from, this is surely BS?
I have only been on the other end of it and I definitely had to submit a W-9 and COL and sign a non-compete form.
I would make sure people understand what classifies guys as a employee or sub-contractor.
For instance, I take work from other companies when they are back logged, or an emergency job comes in. I charge them 60/40, I take 60 percent-- they make 40 percent and don’t have to even be there-- it’s a win for everyone.
HOWEVER, I am the one who decides when I start, how I clean, nobody can tell me “how to do the job”, they can’t be with you— otherwise the IRS will think you are just an employee. Also, W9 forms for anybody making over 600 a year.
Be sure they have workers comp or you’ll be paying for it after your next workers comp insurance audit