<p>Karie Bennett spoke, owner to owners.</p>

Karie Bennett spoke, owner to owners.

<p>Mike Belote President, California Advocates, California Lobbyist for PBA</p>

Mike Belote President, California Advocates, California Lobbyist for PBA

<p>Eric Taylor organizes some of the attendees for a group selfie.</p>

Eric Taylor organizes some of the attendees for a group selfie.

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Mike Belote President, California Advocates, California Lobbyist for PBA

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The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), the  national trade organization representing manufacturers, distributors, salon and spa business owners, and licensed beauty professionals, hosted the California Compliance Symposium at the International Salon and Spa Expo on January 24 in Long Beach, CA. The California Compliance Symposium was designed to help salon business owners understand California labor and wage laws. Leading industry experts reviewed critical information to help owners more effectively run their salon business, saving  time, energy, and money to reinvest back into the business.

Eric Taylor, CEO and founder of Salon Republic, acted as the moderator, and the attendees heard from Mike Belote,  President, California Advocates, and California Lobbyist for PBA and they got updates on salon owner compliance from Daniel J. Muller, Partner, Ventura Hersey & Muller LLP, and California Attorney for PBA.

Karie Bennett, PBA Advisory Board Member, Government Affairs Committee Member, and owner of Atelier Salons, addressed things from an owner's perspective while other speakers touched on taxes and IRS compliance and licensing requirements.

The in-depth one-day conference highlighted critical business industry issues including:

-    Legal forms of compensation in an employee-based establishment
-    How to create a compliant booth rental establishment
-    The differences between hourly, piece rate (AB1513), and commission (SB490) forms of pay
-    The ABC test resulting from the Dynamex case
-    Employee classification
-    State payroll taxes
-    Assembly Bill 5 and the potential impact the legislation will have on the salon industry

The Professional Beauty Association’s Government Affairs Director Myra Reddy shares why this symposium is so relevant and meaningful in the industry today: “The sold- out California Compliance Symposium brought together different business owners-- some employment based, other booth rental--all together in one place for an educational, informational one day event. Speakers from a variety of state agencies shared the most up-to-date information regarding California labor and wage law, and salon compliance.”

About Professional Beauty Association
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is the largest and most inclusive national trade organization representing manufacturers, distributors, salon and spa business owners, and licensed beauty professionals. PBA exists to elevate, unite and serve the beauty industry and the professionals who improve people’s lives and is the only national organization to represent the entire beauty industry. PBA is dedicated to advocating on behalf of the beauty industry, enhancing professionalism, and committed to the long-term success of the stylist and the businesses that employ and support them.  www.probeauty.org/join.