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Acting Independently Is Key to Independent Contractor Status

October 27, 2017  | Article

Attorney Nancy Joerg of labor and employment law firm Wessels Sherman gives some tips for salon owners hiring independent contractors to avoid labor disputes.

Keywords: employee issues   independent contractors   lawsuits   legalities  

Alcohol OK at California Salons

December 22, 2016  | News

As of January 1, 2017, owners of California beauty salons and barbershops can legally offer clients one free serving of wine or beer.

Keywords: California state regulations   legislation   serving alcohol   signature services: alcohol  

Illinois Passes Law Requiring All Licensed Beauty Professionals to Get Domestic Violence Training

December 20, 2016  | News

Effective January 1, Illinois will require all licensed professionals within the state to be trained on how to handle situations of domestic violence when speaking with clients. 

Keywords: client health   Illinois   industry legislation   legislation   state legislation  

Dust Up Over Nail Salon Air Quality

December 13, 2016  | Article

Following a New York Times exposé on potential labor and health dangers in nail salons, stakeholders — including local governments, salon owners, and product manufacturers — began forcefully airing concerns on salon ventilation. Increased regulation and enforcement may be the new normal.   

Keywords: air quality   state legislation   state licensing   ventilation  

New York Salons Must Pay $2 Million in Back Wages

May 10, 2016  | News

Governor Cuomo announces at least $2 million will be paid to nail techs for failure to pay earned wages and worker violations.

Keywords: employee issues   New York nail techs   New York Times article on nail salons  

Former Congressman talks discrimination on Vietnamese salons in Louisiana

February 26, 2016  | Video

Filmmaker Adele Pham shares her full interview with former U.S. Congressman Joseph Cao, the first Vietnamese-American to be elected to Congress, at the state senate for a bill hearing requiring the next member of the Louisiana state board of barbering and cosmetology to be someone who is Vietnamese that works within the nail industry. The Louisiana Board of Cosmetology has been accused of discriminating against Vietnamese-owned salons.

Keywords: industry legislation   Nailedit Documentary   Vietnamese salon industry   VietSALON  

What's New in Salon Disinfection

October 23, 2015  | Article

The year in review for new laws, new trends, and new products that help keep our salons clean.

Keywords: autoclaves   implement disinfection   salon sanitation  

New York Nail Salon Wage Bond in Effect

October 9, 2015  | News

October 6, 2015 was the deadline for all New York nail salon owners to acquire wage bonds. Some, but not all, have complied.

Keywords: New York nail techs   New York Times article on nail salons  

Nail Salon Scrutiny Update: New York and Connecticut

August 20, 2015  | News

Nail salons in New York are bracing for a new law that will require all salons to be bonded by October 6, 2015. Meanwhile, state board inspectors in Connecticut conducted a blitz of inspections this month, resulting in a significant number of closures for noncompliance.

Keywords: Industry News   International Nail Technicians Association   New York Times article on nail salons   salon safety  

Improving Our Industry: Lessons from the New York Nail Salon Scrutiny

July 17, 2015  | News

Why it’s important ­— and conscientious — for everyone in the nail business to know their state legislation and employee labor laws.

Keywords: client health   health   healthy working   industry issues   industry research  

As I See It: Don't Be Defensive About the NYT Story, Be Proactive

July 10, 2015  | Article

The NYT story on exploited nail techs got the industry talking about how to enforce fair wages. Is new legislation the answer or should we just be better at following laws already on the books?

Keywords: business management   consumer press   New York Times article on nail salons   professionalism   salon sanitation  

NAILS Magazine Shares Outrage Over Labor Abuses in New York Salons

May 12, 2015  | Article

NAILS Magazine and VietSALON Magazine applaud the New York Times exposé of the appalling exploitation of nail salon workers in certain communities and urge increased consumer awareness and enforcement efforts.

Keywords: consumer concerns   consumer press   New York   New York nail techs   New York Times article on nail salons  

New Rules for Utah Acrylic Techs

September 24, 2014  | News

Utah is phasing in a law requiring a source capture system at workstations where acrylics are applied.

Keywords: Utah   ventilation  

Q&A With a Beauty Industry Advocate

February 5, 2014  | Article

Politics Beauty is an umbrella organization that consists of state-level, grassroots advocacy organizations that initiate and address legislation that affects the beauty and barber industry. At its head is nail tech Tamara Johnson. We asked Johnson to tell us about the organization and how readers can become involved.

Keywords: Arizona   continuing education   Florida   Illinois   legislation  

PBFC Hosts Legislators at “Welcome To Our World” Lobbying Event

August 21, 2013  | Article

This year there were over 250 individual services performed on policymakers, regulators, and staffers by more than 40 beauty professionals who volunteered their time and expertise to showcase the world of beauty.

Keywords: California   CND   legislation   Marinello Schools of Beauty   Milady  

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