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The Horns of the Dilemma: Independent Contractors or Employees?

Presented by Gary Kissiah, RYT 200 | Published on: February 5, 2015


 

About This Workshop

Do you know how to determine whether your studio’s teachers should be classified as “employees” or “independent contractors”? In this eye-opening session, you will find the answer to that question as well as learn the pros and cons of both the employee-employer and independent contractor business models. Gary will explain how state and federal worker classification laws directly impact your business, what your legal obligations are as a business owner, and how the IRS responds to misclassification so that you can be prepared and protected. 

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 the 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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