Boss placing bounties at work?

My company is big on protection, my boss told my 2 leads if they find anybody doing anything that isn't necessarily safe, gloves, etc. they will be written up. And if they catch 10 people by the end of the week he'll buy the 2 of them a steak dinner. So now my leads are going around referring to people as

My company is big on protection, my boss told my 2 leads if they find anybody doing anything that isn't necessarily safe, gloves, etc. they will be written up. And if they catch 10 people by the end of the week he'll buy the 2 of them a steak dinner. So now my leads are going around referring to people as numbers, I was number 9 apparently. Is this legal? And of course the ones my leads hang out with outside of work havent had anything said to them, no write ups, nothing. It's literally a bounty like with the saints and Gregg Williams. Idk what to do.

Other answer:

Beverly S:
Work safely… wear gloves etc. Yes it's legal…
Donald B:
It is not illegal to give people steak dinners for looking for safety breaches. However, the referrals should be fair and friends should get them if they deserve them.
oldprof:
There are tens of thousands of job openings in all the major cities in the U.S. Do some research in "Help Wanted" and brush up and send out you resume'.

You have a lousy manager. He is everything a manager should not be. There are good managers out there. Go find them.

Let me add. Safety should be a concern. But your manager's way of ensuring safety is reminiscent of the old whip method rather than the encouragement methods now used by enlightened management.

Casey Y:
Absolutely legal. Those aren't bounties, those are performance incentives. This is completely different than what the Saints were doing, as they were intentionally injuring people…this is the exact opposite.

As an aside, there is likely a reason for this. If the company has a high rate of workplace injuries, they are paying a surcharge on workers comp and may have even been fined by OSHA.

Gloves, safety guards, back braces, improper techniques (think lifting incorrectly). I have clients who terminate people on the spot for failing safety checks.

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