The Supreme Court has ruled that a hairdresser who has worked under a partnership agreement with a hairdresser's operator is not considered an employee under the Labor Standards Act.

The 2nd part of the Supreme Court (Chief Justice Min Yu-suk) confirmed the lower court ruling that acquitted A, the owner of a massage parlor, who was charged with violating the Workers' Retirement Benefit Security Act.

In Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, Mr. A, who hired 5 hairdressers to run a hairdresser, was charged with failing to pay the severance pay of Mr. B of hairdresser B 48 million won.

The first and second trial courts said, "The defendant entered into a partnership agreement with Mr. B and other hairdressers to provide a business name and business location, jointly run a beauty salon, and share monthly sales at a certain rate, and he actually managed it." I judged.

At the same time, he said that there is no basis to believe that the defendant exercised labor supervision on the hired hairdressers, and he acquitted Mr. 

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