NY Launching Campaign to Further Protect Nail Salon Workers

New York
ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is launching a consumer awareness campaign to further protect nail salon workers.

The governor’s office says the campaign will bring to light and educate consumers on what they should expect when they visit a nail salon in the state. Pocket cards listing the Top Five Things to Ask When Entering Nail Salons, will be distributed to consumers statewide.

“We are calling on New Yorkers to use their power as consumers to patronize nail salons who treat employees fairly, and boycott those unscrupulous businesses who profit by exploiting their workers,” Governor Cuomo said. “There is an underground economy that thrives on workers who are overworked, underpaid and powerless. It’s nail salons today – but every business out there should know we are watching and we will not tolerate the mistreatment of any worker in New York State.”

Earlier in May, Governor Cuomo introduced new legislation and enacted emergency regulations to protect workers from labor and health violations.

A new consumer education website was also launched on Friday. Information, industry safety information, and the ability to report problems or concerns is available on the site.

Questions or concerns about proper wages and safe working conditions should contact the Task Force Hotline at 888-469-7365.

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