Kirk Adams : Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a litigation attorney. Thanks for your question.
Kirk Adams : IF the farm hand is not a tenant - - doesn't pay rent, doesn't have a lease, etc., then you should not have much trouble with this.
Does that mean I can just kick him out the same day I fire him?
Kirk Adams : It is most likely that the worker would be considered a houseguest, and is only ermitted to be there with your permission only, and when your permission for him to be there ends, the worker would mean he'd have to leave.
Kirk Adams : If he's a houseguest and not a tenant, then you can remove him any time you please.
Kirk Adams : You only have to go through the eviction process IF the person is a tenant - pays rent to you, etc.
Do I have to give him 24 hours or 72 hours (in which case he may destroy some of the house) or can I stand there while he packs his things and tell him to load up his truck and hit the road?
Kirk Adams : If the person refuses to vacate, you could file a civil trespassing claim and ask the court to remove him from the property.
Kirk Adams : If the person is a houseguest, then you can order him to get his things and vacate, and if he refuses, you could file trespassing charges.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX is it may take a few days to file with any court out in this sparsely populated rural county and in that time I may have other trouble.
Kirk Adams : Also, if he were to destroy or damage the property, you could sue for that damage as well.
I do appreciate your help.