June 25, 2014
At the intersection of nippers and nails, accidents can happen. Learn how to respond to avoid damage from an awkward and tense situation.
February 1, 2014
Proper documentation and procedures are essential in case a patron brings a lawsuit against your salon, according to Sean Brownyard, executive program manager for SASSI, the Salon and Spa Specialty Insurance program at Brownyard Group.
Keywords: insurance lawsuits
July 26, 2012
The Chinese Staff and Workers Association and the organization Justice Will Be Served announced a jury award in April 2012 in a successful lawsuit in which six Chinese nail salon workers sued a chain of high-end nail salons for failing to pay a minimum wage and overtime compensation
Keywords: lawsuits owner issues salon ownership
May 11, 2007
Plaintiff Cheryl Reader is suing Diamond Nails in Wood River, Ill. alleging that during a pedicure, a technician scraped the bottom of her foot pro-ducing an open wound and bleeding.
Keywords: lawsuits pedicures
September 18, 2006
In August, Diana Mears filed a wrongful death suit against a Mountain View, Calif., nail salon alleging that her daughter, Jessica, died as the result of a bac-terial infection she contracted during a 2004 pedicure.
Keywords: California state regulations lawsuits pedicure sanitation staph infections Watsonville
July 6, 2006
The death of Kim Jackson, a 46-year-old paraplegic who died of a staph infection, can’t be directly linked to the sanitary conditions at Angel Nails in Ft. Worth, Texas, said the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).
Keywords: lawsuits pedicure sanitation state licensing
March 7, 2006
State inspectors are investigating a Ft. Worth, Texas, salon where a 46-year-old paraplegic woman allegedly contracted a staph infection that led to her death.
Keywords: lawsuits legislation pedicure sanitation staph infections state licensing
August 24, 2005
At least nine nail salons have been named in a lawsuit over pedicure-related infections that have afflicted salon clients in California’s Santa Clara County, according to San Francisco’s CBS 5 News.
Keywords: California state regulations lawsuits legislation pedicure sanitation salon sanitation
March 11, 2005
It’s been more than four years, but the victims haven’t quite been able to forget what happened to them. They still have scars on their shins and lower legs, reminders of the bacteria they were infected with after getting pedicures at Fancy Nails, a salon in Watsonville, Calif., that has since closed. Although it may not get rid of the unsightly scars, 73 people will split about $3 million after settling a lawsuit with the salon.
Keywords: lawsuits pedicure sanitation salon sanitation staph infections Watsonville
December 1, 2001
A jury in Roanoke, Va., didn’t cane that the owners of a nail salon said they didn’t know they were using MMA and slapped them with a $150,000 judgment. If a “reasonable” nail tech would do it, you’d better be doing it too, or you could be held liable.
Keywords: California client health lawsuits legalities MMA
October 1, 1997
It took five years and more than $100,000, but Nails Now! Owner Ira Bloom finally prevailed in his quest for the IRS to recognize his nail technicians as independent contractors.
Keywords: booth rental Business business tools employee issues independent contractors
August 1, 1997
Seche and Poshe settle their legal dispute.
Keywords: lawsuits Poshe Seche Seche Vite
May 1, 1997
Written employee guidelines are a salon Owner’s best defense against employee’ misunderstanding or even worse, a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Keywords: firing staff lawsuits legalities Shari Finger
November 16, 1994
What are the odds of a nail technician being sued? While statistics aren’t available, in today’s sue-happy society, suffice to say you should certainly be prepared to defend yourself.
Keywords: client records lawsuits professional liability
April 1, 1993
Essie Cosmetics sought a ruling against Dae Do International and New High Glass for trademark infringement.
Keywords: Essie Weingarten lawsuits