I've tried the expensive work gloves. They work fine, until they wear out, or you (or one of your employees) lose them. Through years of trial and error I've decided that the best hand protection for early spring/late fall is the combination of wearing the heavy duty 6mil nitrile gloves (best to buy them a size larger than your hand, as they are a real bugger to get off if they are too tight) as a base layer, then putting on a pair of the inexpensive, yet quite durable AML cotton gloves, dipped in plastic (AMLG). The nitrile gloves fit so well that you hardly know you are wearing them, and they are very tough, and waterproof, but will eventually get punctured by something, so they will last a lot longer if you have the cotton gloves over the top of them. The combo is a lot less expensive to use than buying more expensive gloves, and is more versatile, as you can take off the underlying nitrile gloves once the temperatures get too hot.