Stylist was allowed to work at salon by oral contract with no booth rent and 100% commission, as a gesture to boost her clientele. This generous arrangement was agreed apon by salon owner and stylist. After some time it was found that the stylist was not competent and was making serious mistakes on numerous client's hair that needed to be redone by the salon owner. Having discovered that the stylist had lost numerous related jobs in the recent past, the salon owner persevered and tried to mentor and train the stylist due to this hardship. However, after multiple talks with the stylist to try and improve both client/stylist relations and quality of work, it appeared to be a hopeless case. Unfortunately, the salon owner had to ask the stylist to leave. In turn, the stylist, coached and pressured by her father, demanded minimum wage
payments and pay stubs for all of the hours worked since starting at the salon. Since there was only a verbal agreement between the salon owner and stylist, and no particular hourly workweek time requirement was ever imposed, no such pay stubs existed. The stylist was given all of the money received, plus tips. Now, after bending over backwards to try and help this stylist succeed, she, again under the "advice" of her father, has filed suit against the Salon owner with multiple counts from non-payment of wages
to mental distress, and even alleging that she was asked to leave not because of her unacceptable work, but because she asked for the pay stubs etc.
JA: Because employment law
varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Yes. I have been served papers
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Do I have rights too?