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California Employee Classification Law Passes With Exemptions for Booth Rental

After beauty professionals campaigned for nails and skin care to be included, California Assembly Bill 5 was amended to offer exemptions to licensed manicurists and estheticians as well as hairstylists and barbers.

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PBFC Hosts Legislators and Regulators in Sacramento

The Professional Beauty Federation of California's Welcome to Our World (W.O.W.) lobbying event took place at the Capitol Events Center, next door to the Capitol building in Sacramento.

Congress Introduces Legislation to Aid Beauty-Based Businesses by Extending Tax Tip Credit

Congressman Darin LaHood and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene recently introduced legislation that would extend the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) tax tip credit to employer-based beauty service establishments where tipping is also customary.

Calif. Supreme Court Decision May Affect Booth Rental Salons

A new California Supreme Court decision has strengthened the distinctions between independent contractor and employee, meaning the vast majority of salons will no longer be able to claim independent contractor status for their workers.

Do I Really Need to Trademark My Salon’s Name?

Failing to trademark your salon’s name puts all your efforts toward building your brand and your business in jeopardy.

Acting Independently Is Key to Independent Contractor Status

Attorney Nancy Joerg of labor and employment law firm Wessels Sherman gives some tips for salon owners hiring independent contractors to avoid labor disputes.

Veteran Educators Launch Business Conference for Nail Salon Owners

Topics will include business planning, legal compliance, staffing and compensation, service pricing, marketing, and client relations.

theHRsalon Handles Your HR Headaches

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

Is That Legal? Take Our Quiz

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.

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

A jury in Roanoke, Va., didn’t cane that the owners of a nail salon said they didn’t know they were using MMA and slapped them with a $150,000 judgment. If a “reasonable” nail tech would do it, you’d better be doing it too, or you could be held liable.