• 7<sup>th</sup> Circuit Says Beauty School Student Not An Employee
  • September 28, 2017 | Author: Karen Eileen Baillie
  • Law Firm: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Pittsburgh Office
  • On August 14, in Hollins v. Regency Corp., the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that a cosmetology student who worked at her beauty school’s salon was not an employee of the school. Regency Corporation operates for-profit cosmetology schools in 20 states. Regency requires that students complete 1,500 hours of classroom and hands-on work, which they accomplish by working in the school’s salon. Customers pay discounted prices. The students are not paid, but receive licensing hours and academic credit.