ARE YOU AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OR AN EMPLOYEE?
Some salons incorrectly call workers “independent contractors” when they are actually employees. It is important for you to know the difference between the two because employees are legally entitled to greater health and safety protections, wages and benefits. A salon owner may call you an independent contractor, or give you an IRS form 1099 instead of a W-2, but this does not automatically make you an independent contractor. We look at several factors to determine whether you are truly an independent contractor. Do you: • Rent a booth or station at a salon? • Purchase your own supplies and tools? • Set your own schedule and pay rates? • Have your own customers who pay you directly? • Have your own business license? If you answer “No,” to some or all of these questions, you might be an employee. Please contact us if you are not sure whether you are an employee or an independent contractor. We will look at your job duties and other factors to determine your workplace rights.