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Timeline of Governor Newsom’s Capitulation

Posted May 28, 2020, under Hot Topics

Given there are some in our industry who haven’t been following the work of the PBFC (in pressuring Governor Newsom to #OpenSalonsNow via a federal court lawsuit and concerted media campaign), we thought it would be helpful to provide a brief timeline of our work on behalf of all 620,000 …

PBFC Stood Up for Salon/Barbershop Professionals

Posted May 18, 2020, under Advocacy, Events, Hot Topics

When Governor Newsom announced on April 28 — nearly two months into the lockdown — that salons and beauty colleges would remain shut additional “months not weeks”, the PBFC jumped into action. We immediately sent his Cabinet Secretary a letter, which precipitated an April 29 hour and-a-half phone conference (which …

Rally at Capitol and Video Testimonials

Posted May 18, 2020, under Advocacy, Events, Hot Topics

RALLY AT STATE CAPITOL! Some behind-the-chair professionals in So Cal are organizing a rally in Sacramento this coming Monday, May 18, at Noon, to peaceably and respectfully protest the prolonged lockdown Please consider wearing a mask and red attire (to distinguish us from everyone else). We’ll be meeting across the …

PBFC LAWSUIT FILED TODAY!

Posted May 12, 2020, under Advocacy, Events, Hot Topics, Licensure, Schools/Students

The PBFC has filed its Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief this morning in federal district court in Los Angeles. Click here to read the lawsuit as filed More than two months have passed since Governor Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency in California, and throughout that time, he and …

Time to Sue Governor Newsom

Posted May 7, 2020, under Hot Topics

The PBFC has decided to sue Governor Newsom to force him to reopen our salons much sooner than his vowed “months not weeks” timeline. We understand that not all salons and stylists will want to reopen under the current threat of this pandemic.  Nothing in our legal challenge will force …

PBFC Calls on Governor Newsom to Lift Shutdown

Posted April 28, 2020, under Advocacy, Hot Topics, Licensure, Schools/Students

Attached below is the content of a letter the PBFC just sent to Governor Newsom’s Cabinet Secretary over our State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology (and the Dept of Consumer Affairs):   Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency ATTN:  Secretary Lourdes M. Castro Ramírez 915 Capitol Mall, Suite 350-A Sacramento, …

Unemployment Benefits to Booth Renters

Posted March 31, 2020, under Hot Topics

By Fred Jones, PBFC Legal Counsel The historic, $2.2T federal CARES Act authorizes states to offer unemployment insurance compensation to independent contractors who due to coronavirus shutdowns have been forced out of work. California’s Employment Development Department is working on implementing those benefits and will update this site with information …

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SBA Coronavirus Loans to Small Business

Posted March 28, 2020, under Hot Topics

By Fred Jones, PBFC Legal Counsel In addition to the historic stimulus legislation with direct grants and no-interest loans just signed by President Trump, the SBA has a number of coronavirus-related loans available to small businesses grappling with shutdown orders (as is the case with every California salon and many …

Coronavirus Orders/Recommendations

Posted March 16, 2020, under Events, Hot Topics

By Fred Jones, PBFC Legal Counsel As of today (March 16), government and private-sector responses to the growing coronavirus threat continue to ramp up. Governor Newsom issued a rare, Sunday Executive Order which seeks to minimize the spread of this virus in the Golden State by shutting down or limiting …

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Time to Revisit Your Booth Rental Contract

Posted March 9, 2020, under Hot Topics, Labor Law

This column isn’t meant to provide legal counsel to any particular booth rental salon, since the operations of every salon is unique to that establishment.  The law must apply specifically to the all of the relevant facts on the ground, not just the written contract.   Since we cannot answer …