California Employment Law
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It's a general principal of tort and liability law.Just like any business, you have a duty of care that you must exercise toward your clients. If you own a salon, you are responsible for ensuring that your stylists are in accord with state board rules and regulations, since you are holding your salon out as a licensed salon to customers.If you fail to ensure that the stylists are in accord with state board rules and regulations and you are fined, you are being fined for failing to exercise due care toward customers in ensuring the stylists are in accord with the rules and regulations, as they are being separately fined for their own failures.Unfortunately, you cannot indemnify yourself by having the stylists assume all liability in this case, just as any employer cannot require that their employees or independent contractors state that they would be solely liable for any violations that they commit.
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