How to Build the Strongest Case that Your Teachers are Independent Contractors

Presented by Gary Kissiah, RYT 200 | Published on: March 12, 2015


About This Workshop

Concerned about federal and state tax liability for misclassifying your studio workers? Join attorney Gary Kissiah in this Online Workshop and learn six key steps to properly classify yourself and teachers at your studio, as well as six red flags to avoid. Gary will also discuss how the independent contractor problem can affect yoga teachers too.

This discussion is for informational and illustrative purposes only and is not meant to impart legal or tax advice. Each studio owner’s situation may differ depending on the factual circumstances and the jurisdiction in which the studio operates.

About Gary Kissiah

Gary Kissiah has been studying and practicing yoga since 2000. He is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200) and has a Certificate of Yoga Philosophy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Gary has studied yoga at Esalen Institute, Parmarth Niketan Ashram and Satchidananda Ashram. He practices Zen at Kannon Do Zen Meditation Center and has studied at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. The author of the new book, “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Illuminations Through Image, Commentary and Design,” Gary is also on the teaching faculty of Breathe Yoga of Los Gatos, California. 

View his website.

Eligibility for Continuing Education

This workshop counts for one Continuing Education Non-Contact Hour or one RYS Curriculum Non-Contact Hour under the Teaching Methodology category.

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