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Acting Independently Is Key to Independent Contractor Status

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

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How Not to Get Sued

The best time to protect your business from a lawsuit by an angry client — or employee — is before anything is ever filed in court. Expert witnesses and liability insurance experts explain how.

Something to Talk About: An Accidental Cut

At the intersection of nippers and nails, accidents can happen. Learn how to respond to avoid damage from an awkward and tense situation.

In Case of Lawsuits

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.

Techs Win Federal Lawsuit Over Wage Disputes

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

Illinois Woman Sues Nail Salon

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.

Another Death Linked to Pedicure

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.

TDLR Can’t Connect Sanitary Conditions of Texas Salon to Woman’s Death

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).

Texas Woman’s Death Linked to a Pedicure

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.

California Nail Salons Being Sued

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.