[Market-farming] employee bonus

Don Lareau dlareau at tds.net
Fri Nov 2 15:39:42 EDT 2012


Also if you have this person on payroll remember that bonuses are not 
exempt from those taxes and need to be paid as such, or just pay them 
cash and keep it off the books, which of course I would never do...

On 11/2/2012 11:52 AM, Andy Fellenz wrote:
> Depending upon the season and the person, I've paid between 1/2 week 
> and 1 1/2wks average pay as a season end bonus. Variation is due both 
> to how well the farm did that season and also how well the person did 
> - someone who is always on time, doesn't ask for too much time off or 
> looks to workload on the farm before asking for time off, has good 
> work behavior, gets a lot done, is easy to work with, and plans to 
> come back the following season will get more than someone who is 
> deficient in any of these areas.
>
> Andy
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 9:06 AM, stonecirclefarm tds.net 
> <http://tds.net> <stonecirclefarm at tds.net 
> <mailto:stonecirclefarm at tds.net>> wrote:
>
>     This question may not be an easy one to answer because every farm
>     situation is unique but I am wanting to pay my one employee a
>     bonus for the one week this season when she managed the farm on
>     her own while I was away with my family for a vacation.  We are a
>     small farm without tremendous sales or resources (especially
>     during this drought year) but this was obviously a big deal both
>     for me (allowing me to be off the farm) and a big deal for her (as
>     her hours and responsibilities went way up).  Thoughts or
>     experiences to share anyone?
>
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