Mitchel Ashley is delighted with Governor Cuomo’s efforts to enforce the rights of overworked and underpaid nail salon industry workers.

New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo has taken some heavily publicized steps recently to combat health hazards and wage theft suffered by employees who toil in any one of thousands of the state’s nail salons.

According to an article in The New York Times today, effective immediately, a new, multi-agency task force will conduct salon-by-salon investigations, institute new rules that salons must follow to protect manicurists from the potentially dangerous chemicals found in nail products, and begin a six-language education campaign to inform [salon workers] of their rights.

“What the governor also has done,” Mitchel Ashley, a top New York nail salon injury lawyer said, “is take much needed steps to reduce the number of injuries inflicted on patrons of these salons by instituting tougher regulations on the owners and managers of these establishments to reduce the slavishly long hours nail salon employees are forced to work.

“Overworked employees working abusive numbers of hours,” Ashley added, “and who use sharp instruments to cut, file and shape their clients’ finger and toenails, are much more apt to make mistakes that cause injuries to their customers.  Injuries, some serious, to patrons of beauty and nail salons are much more common than most people realize.”

As soon as the laws have been put into place – such laws will become permanent in the coming months — The New York Times reported that salons will be required to publicly post signs in their stores that inform workers of their rights.

“At that point in time,” Ashley said, “I would encourage anyone seeking a professional manicure or pedicure to only choose a salon where the workers’ rights signage is clearly visible.”

If you are someone you know has been injured in a beauty salon, nail parlor, spa or barbershop, you should immediately contact the top New York City beauty salon and nail parlor injury lawyers at The Ashley Law Firm.

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