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theHRsalon Handles Your HR Headaches

August 4, 2015  | Article

Handling everything from accounting and payroll to insurance and legal contracts, theHRsalon helps owners run successful businesses, while avoiding the potential for legal risks.

Keywords: booth rental vs employee debate   independent contractors   legalities   payment systems  

Is That Legal? Take Our Quiz

March 17, 2015  | Article

Laws concerning tips, taxes, and technicians can get confusing. Take this quick test to see if you’re operating on the right side of the law.

Keywords: booth rental   booth rental vs employee debate   independent contractors   legalities   quiz  

Don’t Get Hit by an Employment Lawsuit

August 30, 2014  | Article

By carefully considering pertinent employment laws, salon owners can avoid becoming targets for employment lawsuits.

Keywords: employee issues   independent contractors  

Misclassification: The Ultimate Nightmare

December 22, 2013  | Article

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.

Keywords: booth rental   employee issues   independent contractors   IRS   Ken Cassidy  

Booth Rental Made Easy

August 1, 2009  | Article

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

Keywords: booth rental   business   commissions   independent contractors   Ken Cassidy  

Employee, Booth Renter, or Independent Contractor?

April 1, 2008  | Article

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.

Keywords: booth rental   business   business tools   employee issues   independent contractors  

Lower Your Commissions or Go Out of Business

February 1, 2006  | Article

If you are paying your salon employees a commission of more than 50%, chances are you are losing money. Learn how to modify your commission structure to motivate employees and ensure a profitable business.

Keywords: commissions   employee issues   independent contractors   salon finances  

Contract Labor, Booth Renter, or Employee — What Are They Really?

March 1, 2005  | Article

If they were audited, a large percentage of the salon owners in the beauty industry today could not pass the tests determining their workers’ tax status imposed by the IRS or by their individual state, says our expert. As tax time approaches, know the facts. The financial fall-out from misclassifying your staff can be devastating.

Keywords: booth rental   employee issues   independent contractors   IRS   taxes  

Who Owns the Client?

April 1, 2004  | Article

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.

Keywords: booth rental   customer service   independent contractors  

A Booth Renter by Any Other Name...

March 1, 2000  | Article

Call your business what you like, but when it comes time to determine whether you’re an employee or a true booth renter or independent contractor (yes, there is a slight difference), it’s up to the IRS to decide.

Keywords: booth rental vs employee debate   employee issues   employment status   independent contractors   IRS  

A Hard Won Victory: Salon Owner Beats the IRS

October 1, 1997  | Article

It took five years and more than $100,000, but Nails Now! Owner Ira Bloom finally prevailed in his quest for the IRS to recognize his nail technicians as independent contractors.


Keywords: booth rental   business   business tools   employee issues   independent contractors  

Do Non-Compete Contracts Really Work?

September 1, 1997  | Article

A growing number of salons are using non-compete agreements to protect their salon from unfair competition with former employees. The question is, are they all they’re cracked up to be?

Keywords: booth rental   employee issues   independent contractors  

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

June 1, 1997  | Article

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."

Keywords: booth rental   business   finance   independent contractors   opening a new salon  

Independent Contractors and the IRS

February 1, 1995  | Article

You’re playing with fire of you are trying to get away with classifying legitimate employees as independent contractors. If you are unclear on how to classify your workers, talk to an attorney – today.

Keywords: booth rental   booth rental vs employee debate   independent contractors   IRS   taxes  

The Success of Booth Rental Lies in Professionalism

September 1, 1994  | Article

Some people insist that booth rental is destroying our industry; others maintain booth rental is keeping our industry economically viable. No one sits on the fence on this issue. But no mat­ter which side of the fence you choose, what used to be a trend has turned into a reality.

Keywords: booth rental   independent contractors   professionalism  

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