Biller & Kimble, LLC has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a hairstylist who worked for Lady Jane’s Haircuts for Men. The plaintiff worked as a hairstylist for Lady Jane’s in Ohio and Florida. Her lawsuit claims that she was improperly classified as an independent contractor. She contends that, because Lady Jane’s controlled numerous aspects of her working conditions, she was actually an “employee.” Based on her claim that she was an “employee,” she claims she was entitled to receive (among other things) minimum wage and overtime wages.
The plaintiff alleges that Lady Jane’s entered into invalid independent contractor agreements with all of their hairstylists in Ohio. As a result, she seeks to recover lost wages for not only herself, but all other hairstylists in Ohio.
Independent contractor “misclassification” is a common way that companies illegally deny minimum wage and overtime wages to their workers. In addition to denying the workers wages, this arrangement denies workers the protections often provided to employees, such as unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation insurance, and social security.
The plaintiff asserts that Lady Jane’s operates multiple salons in Ohio and in multiple other states, including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Right now, her complaint seeks to recover only for the stylists who worked in Ohio.
Since 2019, Biller & Kimble has helped tens of thousands of employees recover over $30 million asserting minimum wage claims all across the country. Learn more about our past cases here.
If you are a hairstylist who has worked at for a Lady Jane’s salon, contact our firm to find out if you might have a similar claim. The consultation is free and confidential. Give us a call at (513) 202-0710 or fill out the form below to get started.
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