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Ventilation Systems Required in New York Nail Salons

Any New York salon licensed after October 3, 2016 must have a mechanical exhaust system with air exchange and that vents to the outside.

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New York Salons Must Pay $2 Million in Back Wages

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

NYC Nail Salon Sweep Reveals Few Following Wage Laws

Labor investigators visit 395 salons, investigate 230 of them, and issue violations to all but 12. Violations range from paying workers nothing to underpayment and failure to keep payroll records.

New York Nail Salon Wage Bond in Effect

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

Nail Salon Scrutiny Update: New York and Connecticut

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.

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

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

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

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?

Nail Salon Industry Statistics and Resources

We will continue to update this page with statistics and important health and safety resources for nail salon owners, nail technicians, and consumers.

NAILS Magazine Shares Outrage Over Labor Abuses in New York Salons

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.