Task Force Hotline
Are you concerned about proper wages and safe working conditions or would you like to report an abuse in the nail salon industry? Contact the Task Force Hotline at 1-888-469-7365 or fill out this form on the Department of Labor's website.
Nail Salon Safety
Exploitation has no place in the state of New York. The rights of nail salon employees must be respected.
Governor Cuomo’s Enforcement Task Force has moved immediately to stop wage theft and prevent unsafe working conditions. We also introduced legislation and a comprehensive plan to protect workers and educate employers.
These changes will make New York’s workplace safety rules some of the toughest in the nation – ensuring that all nail salon employees are protected and treated fairly.
Top 5 Things to Ask When Entering Nail Salons
Are workers paid at least the minimum wage and overtime?
Is appropriate protective equipment (respirator mask, gloves, eye protection) provided to workers and used?
Is there adequate ventilation (no strong chemical odors)?
Is the salon business license posted in plain view?
Is the Nail Salon Workers' Bill of Rights posted in plain view?
FIGHTING ABUSE IN NAIL SALONS
The NYS Nail Salon Industry Enforcement Task Force has directed 143 nail salons to pay $2 million in unpaid wages & damages to 652 employees.
TAKING ACTION TO PROTECT NAIL SALON WORKERS
As part of Governor Cuomo’s nail salon industry reforms package, wage bond requirements for owners and specialty training for workers are announced.
Governor Cuomo signs legislation to protect nail salon workers & announces a first-of-its-kind statewide Enforcement Task Force to root out worker exploitation issues.