Entries by garyk

Yoga Vida NYC Wins- A Ray of Light in the Darkness of Independent Contractors?

The Background On October 25, 2016, the Court of Appeals of New York delivered its opinion on In the Matter of Yoga Vida NYC, Inc. v. Commissioner of Labor. The Court overruled the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board (the “Board”) that had affirmed the Commissioner of Labor’s decision that Yoga Vida’s teachers were employees. The Board […]

Don’t Be a Health Club!

A New Regulatory Problem For Yoga As yoga has become a mainstream practice and turned into a multi-billion dollar industry, many regulatory agencies have taken note and are regulating yoga. Both the IRS and state taxing authorities are auditing yoga studios over the classification of teachers as independent contractors, state education boards have sought to […]

So You Want To Buy or Sell a Yoga Studio? What You Should Know!

As the yoga world has expanded, I have seen an increase in purchases and sales of yoga and wellness studios. Some owners want to sell their studios because they are moving, their interests have changed, or running a yoga studio proves to be a much harder and stressful business than they imagined. Also, as the […]

Get A Social Media Policy Now!

If your yoga or wellness business has employees and if you are using social media or email to market your business, then you need to establish a social media policy to address a number of important legal and business issues. Many companies encourage their employees to establish social media accounts and to directly engage with […]