Employment Issues for Salon and Spa Owners and Managers

March 14, 2016 at 10:00am12:00pm
Delamar Southport, 275 Old Post Road, Southport, CT 06890


10:00 - 10:30 am - Registration
10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Presentation and Reception
Light refreshments will be served.

Event Description

This workshop will address employment issues that are unique to the salon and spa industry.

Government enforcement of labor and employment laws has increased in recent years and the consequences can have serious implications for salon and spa owners. In 2015, unannounced visits to salons across the State of Connecticut by the Connecticut Department of Labor's Wage and Workplace Standards Division resulted in salons being shut down due to wage and hour violations. In addition, the CT DOL issued substantial fines and recovered owed wages for employees. As these types of unannounced visits are likely to continue into 2016, salon owners and managers need to make sure that their salon's policies are in compliance with federal and state laws in order to avoid a costly shut down and fines.

In our workshop, attorney Mary Gambardella will provide salon and spa owners and managers with an overview of the employment laws impacting their industry and practical advice to confront any employment issues head on.

Topics will also include:

  • Drafting of offer letters and employment agreements;
  • Commission/compensation arrangements and deductions from wages, including head charges;
  • Whether to classify someone as either an employee or an independent contractor;
  • How to deal with chair rentals;
  • Non-compete, non-disclosure and non-solicitation provisions; and
  • Guidance on how to prepare for an agency audit, even if the auditor shows up at your door without notice.

There will also be time for Q&A.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Please RSVP by Monday, March 7, 2016