This area will grow into a great resource for you to learn about employment issues in the horse industry. Many of these topics are legal in nature - it's up to YOU to research the employment laws in your state. Remember that just because you and someone else agree on something, it does not make a legal situation. Always seek legal advice if you are unsure.
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A few stories about why horse jobs can be awesome!
A compilation of stories - from you guys - about what your job breaking point was and when you knew it was time for you to bail on your horse job.
A brief introduction into becoming a freelance Groom, working with horses and for yourself!
The real deal on working student positions, the IRS, and what you need to know about your barter arrangement.
Some ideas on how you can put together a great list of references for your dream horse industry job!
A basic outline of what types of insurance you need, depending on what your role is with horses.
Marcia Hancock from The Job Search Advisor shows us how to revamp a horse industry resume!
Jenn McCabe from the California Horse Lawyer helps us figure out what to do if horse grooms are asked to give a horse some injections.
Horse Grooms need to have dozens of skills - more that just grooming horses! Add some specialized skills to your resume and stand out!
A not so hypothetical case of the independent contractor and the injured horse! Is the contractor responsible for vet bills?
Ideas on how to protect yourself in case your horse hurts a worker or Groom at your boarding stable!
Part 2 of liability issues when employers have independent contractors and a horse is hurt.
What Grooms and Employers need to know about holiday pay, gifts, and tips.
Resume tips from an expert to help you get ready to land a dream job!
Sometimes, Grooms find themselves in a tricky spot, and sometimes, they may find themselves in court because of it. How do you draw the line?
A very recent court case in which a Groom was injured working with the horses. A mis-classification of her status as an independent contractor led to a landmark court case and epic payout.
An insightful look at the numbers behind hiring a Groom - what it means for Grooms and Employers alike in the horse industry
An introduction into the differences between hourly and salaried employees, and what this has to do with Grooms!
An in depth look at workman's compensation insurance and what is does for Grooms and Employers, alike.
A primer course on what harassment is, and the very many types of it!
Are you an employee? Or are you an independent contractor?