August 1, 2009
There is pretty much no such thing as an independent contractor in the beauty industry.
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.
February 1, 2006
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.
March 1, 2005
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.
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.
October 1, 1997
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.
September 1, 1997
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?
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."
February 1, 1991
The first thing you should know about the difference between being an employee and being an independent contractor is that the choice may not be up to you. Stay on the right side of the law ... and the IRS.
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