Labor Law

New Laws on Booth Rental and Schools

Posted October 7, 2019, under Advocacy, Deregulation, Hot Topics, Labor Law, Licensure, Schools/Students

Last month we discussed several major legal and regulatory changes that have or doubtlessly will touch the lives and business operations of every person earning a living in the world of beauty.  These major policy reforms underscore the importance of a state association that can maintain an active presence at …

Change Is Coming!

Posted September 5, 2019, under Advocacy, Deregulation, Hot Topics, Labor Law, Licensure

The only constant about the world of beauty is change.  As laws and regulations are reformed, as the market shifts, as consumer preferences and styles alter, you can rest assured that our industry will evolve accordingly.  Our livelihood, profit-margins and image depend on this adaptive nimbleness. Public policies and regulatory …

Legislative/Regulatory Reforms

Discouraging Incentive Pay

Posted June 6, 2019, under Advocacy, Hot Topics, Labor Law

Here in the Golden State, we subscribe to the “golden rule”, but not the one you’re familiar with about Do Onto Others. No, we believe He Who Has The Gold Rules!  And in Sacramento, that means the well-financed trial lawyers and labor unions are mostly in charge.  This political reality …

Questioning Booth Rental 

Posted March 19, 2019, under Advocacy, Hot Topics, Labor Law, Schools/Students

Last year, this site dedicated three columns to the dramatic changes threatening Booth Rental in our industry, most notably in the Golden State via a recent State Supreme Court ruling called Dynamex.  Other states, including our nearby northern neighbor, Washington, are seeking the end of Booth Rental via legislation, modeling …

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2018 Was The Year of Dramatic Change

Posted January 8, 2019, under Advocacy, Deregulation, Events, Hot Topics, Labor Law, Licensure, Schools/Students

January, 2019 If the past is prologue, 2019 will likely be a very busy year in the policy and regulatory reform arena, with serious implications for everyone earning a living in our industry.  Here’s a recap of last year’s dramatic developments. Limits To Commissions I have spent countless hours on …

Booth Rental, Part III

Posted October 4, 2018, under Advocacy, Hot Topics, Labor Law

With this article, I’ve dedicated three columns to the topic of Booth Rental since the landmark California Supreme Court decision was issued this past April.  The reason I’ve spent so much ink on the Dynamex ruling is that I continue to receive frustrated correspondences from salon owners and stylists, alike, …

Booth Rental - Part 3

End of Booth Rental, Part II

Posted September 1, 2018, under Advocacy, Hot Topics, Labor Law

In my June column, I strode atop the mountain to declare the end of Booth Rental … at least in California, and likely coming to all other states soon. Well, to paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of the demise of booth rental are greatly exaggerated.  Allow me to explain and place …

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Is the Era of Booth Rental Drawing to an End?

Posted June 15, 2018, under Advocacy, Hot Topics, Labor Law

For those of you applying your trade and making a living in the world of beauty outside of the Golden State, this development may not immediately affect you, but believe me, the era of Booth Rental is drawing to an end… California’s highest court recently drew a distinct line in the …

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