NEW NOTICE POSTING REQUIREMENTS FOR BARBERS AND COSMETOLOGISTS « Law Offices of Timothy Bowles | Top Employment Law Firm in Los Angeles


CUTTING TO THE CHASE – New Workplace Posting Requirements for California’s Salon Industries, Effective July 1, 2017

Starting July 1, 2017, California’s  Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) requires its licensees – including hair salons, nail salons, estheticians, and barbers —  to post a special Labor Commissioner notice on applicable employment laws.

The notice includes information on independent contractor misclassification, minimum wage, overtime, meal and rest periods, tips, business expenses, and retaliation. Licensed establishments must post the notice in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean in a conspicuous workplace location where similar notices are also displayed.

The BBC will conduct inspections to verify employer compliance, with the power to assess administrative fines for violations. The agency is to publish a schedule of such fines as soon as developed. In the meantime, covered employers should not delay in posting the notice. 

To promote licensee compliance with applicable law, the BBC is also mandated to develop a course on safety and labor laws as well as to provide such information to license applicants. New or renewed licensees must also attest to their obligations to comply with workplace legal requirements.

For more information, please contact one of our attorneys, Timothy Bowles, Cindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.

Helena Kobrin

July 6, 2017