In this episode, Tara Walsh and I talk about why non-compete agreements are stupid, what you should be doing instead, and how basic employment law works. Hear me struggle to not say "um" and end up overusing "basically" instead. 😅
The FTC Rule Change has prompted a reevaluation of non-compete clauses which likely hold no validity and are ineffective in safeguarding salon client databases. Salon owners often use these agreements under the misconception that they protect client information and prevent competition. Learn the right way to protect your salon's client data.
The Department of Labor (DOL) is reintroducing the six-factor "economic realities" test to distinguish between employees and independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act, abandoning the 2021 rule which emphasized control and profit opportunity.
Learn the harmful impact of discriminatory practices and receive actionable advice for embracing diversity, ensuring respect, and advocating for change. Learn about the legal and ethical responsibilities of salon professionals and discover best practices for promoting inclusivity in your salon, transforming it into a space where every client feels valued and respected.
Uncover how targeted certifications can break barriers for aspiring salon professionals, streamlining their path to entrepreneurship without the need for extensive, irrelevant training. This article sheds light on the impact of these licenses on the beauty sector, offering key insights for those aspiring to join the professional beauty industry.
Is your salon landlord being a Grinch this holiday season?
Essential tips for maintaining proper decorum in a courtroom. How to dress, behave, and communicate, as well as the importance of respect and professionalism to make a positive impression on the judge. Invaluable guidance for anyone in the beauty industry or elsewhere who finds themselves in a legal setting.
What can you do when your booth renters are behind on payments and you don't have a written lease?
Critical strategies for salon professionals to minimize the risk of an IRS audit. Essential practices such as: proper expense documentation, embracing digital transactions over cash, and ensuring accurate tax filings. Maintaining financial integrity and compliance within the beauty industry.
When times are tough, you don't have to put your dreams or your career on hold. You can open a salon during a period of financial hardship, so long as you keep your expectations (and your debt) reasonable.