independent contractor


A self-employed worker, who is not subject to the same rules and regulations as an employee, and who has different rights or privileges than an employee; an independent contractor generally makes her own hours, pays her own taxes, and handles client payment directly (among other factors); the IRS determines whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor.

Keywords:   booth rental     business     employee issues     staff management     taxes  

Required Reading

Misclassification: The Ultimate Nightmare

December 22, 2013

It is a true, life-changing story that can easily happen to anyone who is not classifying salon personnel correctly in the eyes of the government. You probably think you know the rules about employment classifications, but you’re probably wrong.

Booth Rental Made Easy

August 1, 2009

There is pretty much no such thing as an independent contractor in the beauty industry.

Spin the Wheel! Playing the Classification Game

April 1, 2008

In the salon industry, workers most often operate in one of three ways: as employees, booth renters, or independent contractors. But for years many salons have incorrectly labeled their independent contractors and may have put themselves at risk of having the IRS reclassify their workers. Find out if you're doing things correctly or if you're just spinning the wheel and seeing where it lands.

Who Owns the Client?

April 1, 2004

The question of who “owns” the client — the nail tech or the salon owner — is a tricky and emotional one, and in some cases, a legal question. Issues such as access to client records, who pays for advertising, and non-compete clauses only complicate matters further.

You're Being Audited! One Salon Owner's Harrowing IRS Journey

June 1, 1997

If the IRS asked to examine your salon's Federal Tax returns, would you survive the audit? Read on for an account of a salon owner who thought she was doing everything "by the book."

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