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Schwarzenegger Hits Up Salon Industry for a Loan

June 9, 2008  | 

In a effort to ease a $15.2 billion budget shortfall in California’s general fund, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed borrowing from several of the state’s “special funds,” including $10 million from industry fees earmarked to inspect

Keywords: legislation  

Symptoms of a Bigger Problem

April 10, 2008  | 

I recently read an article in The Sacramento Bee about 17 Sacramento beauty and nail salons being cited by The Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement for illegally classifying their workers as independent contractors.  This topic is one I

Keywords: business   legislation  

IRS and Worker Classification

April 7, 2008  | 

   With the final crunch of tax time falling upon us, many techs are rushing to finish through their final stages of tax forms. I recently found out just how complicated taxes can be in the

Keywords: business   legislation  

Hear Out the State Board

February 25, 2008  | 

Love ’em or hate ’em, your state board has a huge influence on how you conduct business day-to-day in your salon. At least in California, I’ve been happy to see board members make themselves accessible to

Keywords: legislation   salon safety  

New Law Lets California Immediately Put Nail Salons on Probation

February 19, 2008  | News

Since the California State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology began enforcing new law AB 409 on Feb. 15, 10 nail salons have already been placed on immediate probation for pedicure stations that don't meet sanitation requirements.

Keywords: California state regulations   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

Immigrant Nail Salon Workers Win Legal Victory

November 26, 2007  | News

After a four-day trial in October, a federal jury awarded $182,000 in back wages, overtime pay, and damages to Susan Kim, a Korean immigrant nail salon worker who worked for seventeen years at 167 Nail Salon Plaza and was fired in March 2005 after demanding regular breaks.

Keywords: legislation   working safely  

Texas Health Inspectors Now Have Power To Shut Down Salons Immediately

August 3, 2007  | News

A new Texas legislature signed into law states that if Texas state health officials witness flagrant violations of sanitation standards in salons, they now have the jurisdiction to immediately close the salon.

Keywords: inspections   legislation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Texas Eases Autoclaving Requirement

June 22, 2007  | News

In June, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) relaxed the autoclaving requirement it had passed in 2006, but never fully enforced.

Keywords: autoclaves   legislation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Texas Delays Issuing Autoclave Violations Until May

January 5, 2007  | News

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) will delay issuing violations to salons that provide nail services but are using a method of sterilization other than an autoclave until the end of May.

Keywords: autoclaves   legislation   state licensing  

Washington State Changes Rules About the Use of Lasers

January 5, 2007  | News

Effective as of March, estheticians in the state of Washington can only use “prescriptive” lasers.

Keywords: legislation   medispa services   state licensing  

California Enacts Emergency Nail Salon Law

September 22, 2006  | News

California today enacted an urgency law aimed at protect consumers from unsanitary nail salons. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Los Angeles) signed into law AB 409, authored by Assemblymember Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City).

Keywords: California state regulations   legislation   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Georgia Has New Salon Regulations

September 6, 2006  | News

Effective earlier this year, Georgia has new regulations about the signage that must be in view in the reception areas of salons.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   salon sanitation   state licensing  

NACCAS' ACCRED Committee Announces Results of Its State Licensure Study

August 7, 2006  | News

Following the study, the following eight recommendations were submitted to the head of each state licensing board in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, for consideration.

Keywords: legislation   licensing   NACCAS   national licensing  

12 Common Inspection Violations

June 1, 2006  | Article

Having an inspector show up at your salon can be a stress-inducing event, especially if the salon isn’t as clean as it can be and if the employees are not following the rules and regulations of their respective states. We asked former and current state board officials to tell us some of the most common salon inspection violations inspectors find when they visit salons.

Keywords: implement disinfection   legislation   pedicure safety   salon sanitation   unlicensed salons  

Texas Woman’s Death Linked to a Pedicure

March 7, 2006  | News

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  

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