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.
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.
August 1, 2009
There is pretty much no such thing as an independent contractor in the beauty industry.
April 1, 2008
Spin the Wheel: Playing the Classification Game — 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.
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.
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."