Rent-A-Chairs Beware Part 5 - When Things Go Wrong

October 9, 2017

What are the potential consequences for the salon owner if the rent-a-chair relationship goes sour? Stephen Delport of the Bargaining Council explains.



Why do salons choose to have people renting a chair instead of being employed?


a.They think they will be exempt from paying contributions to statutory bodies.

b.However, this places the most vulnerable employees at risk.

c.If the situation goes bad and the rent-a-chair leaves, they will often claim benefits such as leave pay, and will then state that they were an employee according to the list of requirements above.

d.The growth in the trend of ent-a-chairs is not good for the industry.


If you would like to address the situation within your salon, or would like to make sure you are operating within the law, contact the HCSBC on 0861 427 227 or or go to, and we will do our best to help you!



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