If you are an employee or a salon owner, I recommend finding the most vicious employee defense attorney in your area.
Yes, salon owners, you heard me right. Find the most aggressive attorney who works to protect and defend workers, then hire them to help you structure or correct your business.
You can (and should) take advantage of your state’s resources also. Contact your labor board, visit your state websites, and learn about the laws in your area and what programs and assistance are available to you.
You can find links to federal resources (which apply to all 50 states), by clicking here.
Whatever you do, don’t think to contact me for legal advice (I’m not an attorney and therefore not qualified to provide it). I’m happy to send you any legal information (links to statutes, case law, etc.) that may help your attorney, and I’m happy to consult with your attorney to answer any industry-specific questions and help them gain some insight into weird customary beauty industry business practices, but I’m not a cheap attorney substitute. Got it?
Contact Certified Public Accountants and local attorneys who specialize in tax law. Your friend who is “sort of a bookkeeper or something” isn’t qualified and neither is your client who is “a bankruptcy/real estate/divorce attorney.” Work with a specialist who takes their specialty seriously.