When you own a Texas martial arts dojo, you want to make sure you comply with state law so you don’t lose everything in a lawsuit or government investigation.
Here are three common mistakes made by Texas dojo owners…
Mistake #1 – Violating The Texas Health Spa Act.
If you don’t comply with state’s Health Spa Act, every one of your members’ contracts could be void. And that’s in addition to other penalties you could face for violating the law.
How would you be able to stay in business if you couldn’t enforce your membership agreements?
Mistake #2 – Wrong Waivers & Releases
Most liability waivers Texas gyms and martial arts studios use are (a) at least partially unenforceable and (b) don’t cover everything you need as an owner for protection.
What this means is an increased risk of getting sued for personal injuries or intellectual property rights by a guest or member…and losing that lawsuit.
Mistake #3 – Treating Employees As Independent Contractors
Whether an instructor or someone working at the front desk, it’s a mistake to disguise an employee as an independent contractor in order to save time or money.
Because if you get caught, you can end up paying additional employee compensation, unemployment and worker’s compensation, plus penalties.
Do you need help protecting your Texas martial arts dojo by putting the right legal documents in place? If so, it’s time to schedule a phone consultation with Business Lawyer Mike Young.