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Yes, it is illegal to pick workers up from the sidewalk or at 7-Eleven. The City of Plano has a Solicitation by Pedestrian Ordinance (Sec. 522.007). It is illegal to hire people off the street. Such actions create a safety hazard for the contractor, laborer, and those driving on nearby thoroughfares.
The negotiated pay is paid directly to the Laborer at the end of the workday. The type of payment, cash or check, is negotiated at the time the Laborer is picked up from the Day Labor Center.
No, there is no minimum or maximum amount of work hours for the Laborer.
The City of Plano does not perform background checks on Laborers. The employment agreement is strictly between the Contractor and the Laborer. For more information call the Texas Workforce Commission at 1-800-832-9243 or visit www.twc.state.tx.us
Some Laborers have transportation to and/or from the job site, while others utilize public transportation, when accessible. This information should be requested during the job agreement negotiation.
They City of Plano does not know if the Laborers are bonded or have health insurance. The Laborers are considered their own independent contractor. A contractor may request such documentation at the time of negotiation.
Drop off location for Laborers should be negotiated during the pay negotiation. If drop off is after hours of operation for the Day Labor Center, the Laborer may request drop off at the Plano Dart Station just south of the Day Labor Center.
If you are a Laborer and the contractor does not pay you, please follow the following link. http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/how-submit-wage-claim-under-texas-payday-law Paper copies can also be provided to you at the Day Labor Center office.
No, a Laborer cannot work multiple jobs in one day from the Day Labor Center. Once a Laborer agrees to the hours and the job description presented by the Contractor, the Laborer cannot return to the Day Labor Center for the additional work on the same day.
Yes, there are Day Labor Centers throughout the United States. The cities of Garland and Plano are the only two North Texas cities that have such an organized venue.