IRS Tax Classifications for Independent Contractors

By Myra Irizarry, PBA Director of Government Affairs The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government. This government agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is responsible for collecting taxes and the interpretation and…

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How the Beauty Industry is Changing the Way We Combat Domestic Violence

By Rachel Molepske, PBA Manager of Charitable Programs As a salon/industry professional, you encounter countless people from many different walks of life. The beauty of this industry is the diversity, the multitude of relationships and long-lasting friendships that are forged through the work you do…

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Trade Secrets: A Legal Perspective

John R. Bauer, Guest Contributor When a stylist leaves a salon to work for another salon or to open her own, is she permitted to take the salon’s client list? Client contact information? Client preferences? Or are these “trade secrets” that belong to the salon?…

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Salon Dynamics: Building a Successful Team

Laura Armenta, PBA Communications Coordinator As a salon owner, you’ve invested your time, hard-earned money, and expertise into your business. You’re ready to take the next step and hire your very own team, but where do you start? Taking the time to find the right…

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Beauty Industry Defined as Major Stakeholder as California Implements Regulation to Reduce Dangerous Chemicals

By Myra Irizarry, PBA Director of Government Affairs California’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Regulations took effect in October, 2013, and are set to be phased in over the next several years to coordinate with various requirements. The new regulations, originally signed into law in 2008…

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