There are a few industries in which employees are often misclassified as independent contractors, and salons are one of the big ones. Most salon workers should be employees but are often classified incorrectly. It’s a widespread problem – a problem which costs workers money and, if they’re caught, costs employers a huge amount of money.
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Running a small business is stressful enough without any nasty surprises. The last thing you want when you’re worried where your next gig will come from and if that one guy will ever pay you is a monkey wrench thrown in your well-oiled machine at the last minute!
When hiring a new employee, an employer can either hire him as an independent contractor or as an employee. There are pros and cons to either choice and there are strict rules governing the decision too.