Legal

From employment law, including the minimum wage and discrimination laws, to legal issues with music licenses, insurance, chair rental there is a lot of legislation a salon owner needs to be aware of.

Keep up with the latest legal legislation affecting your salon business through our expert articles and guides.

This information is advisory only, if you have a specific legal issue you should seek the advice of a qualified legal professional.

Birmingham Barber Fined for Dumping Hair in Wrong Bin

Last updated June 19, 2018

A Birmingham barber has been fined £1,500 for dumping hair cuttings in the wrong bin. Daniel Lefter, who owns Barber & Beauty salon was fined by Birmingham city council after he was caught depositing hair in a residential bin. Officers found the hair, along with letters with the salon’s address, in bins in a communal area Read More

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Hair Professionals Call for ‘Independent Industry Accreditation’ to Replace Apprenticeships

Last updated June 25, 2018

New and exclusive research from awareness group Choose Hair has found that 98% of hairdressing professionals would rather have an ‘independent industry accreditation’ system, instead of the current government-backed apprenticeship scheme. The survey* of those who work in the hairdressing sector found that: 70% believe the government’s current stance on apprenticeships is unhelpful to the Read More

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Still not Prepared for GDPR? Here’s What you Need to do ASAP

Last updated May 17, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies from 25 May (this Friday!). If this has passed you by or you’ve not taken any action yet, there’s no need to panic – but you do need to get started straight away. Here are 10 things you need to do: 1 Check what ‘personal information’ you hold. Read More

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iSalon Update Salon bookings System in time for GDPR Changes

Last updated May 8, 2018

With the GDPR changes kicking in on 25 of May, companies are in the middle of making every effort to ensure that their business is compliant with the new policies that will be in place. With these changes in mind iSalon have unveiled the brand new software update for iBookings, which they believe has made Read More

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Are you Discriminating Against Women in your Barbershop?

Last updated April 25, 2018

The NHF has warned barbershops that by refusing to cut a woman’s hair simply because she is a woman they are discriminating on the grounds of gender. As well as being unlawful under the Equalities Act, there is a high risk of legal claims for damages and the consequent loss of reputation. To recap, the Equality Act Read More

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Don’t be Caught Out by April’s Minimum Wage Rates Rise

Last updated April 9, 2018

The rise of the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage rates on April 1 2018 has impacted hair, beauty and barber businesses up and down the country.  The NHF is urging employers to check staff are being paid at the right rates and to take advice before making deductions from wages. The new Read More

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Tax-Free Childcare Replaces Childcare Vouchers – Important Update

Last updated June 25, 2018

From 6 April 2018, childcare vouchers were due to close to new applicants and be replaced by the government’s tax-free childcare scheme which is worth up to £2,000 a year to eligible parents. The scheme was due to be unavailable to new applicants from 6 April 2018, however there has been a six month delay. The Read More

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How to Tailor Employment Contracts for your Salon

Last updated February 7, 2018

A standard contract of employment cannot cover every possible employment issue that a salon owner is likely to face, that’s why you will need to tailor yours to suit the requirements of you and the team.

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