Post Tagged with: "Korean nail salons"

Along with Korean nail salon owners and dry cleaners in Flushing, Queens, on Jan. 19, Assemblymember Ron Kim requested that $50 million be added to the 2017 state budget to fund struggling small businesses. (Photo via Korea Daily)

State Aid: Too Little, Too Late for Korean Businesses?

Business, East Asian, New York, Politics June 23, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Korean nail salon and dry cleaning business owners are considering leaving the business because of costly new regulations, and they doubt that new legislation awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature will help, reports Korea Daily.

A Korean nail salon in Manhattan (Photo by Jiwon Choi for Voices of NY)

Setback for Nail Salon Owners

Business, East Asian, New York March 31, 2017 at 5:31 pm

A Westchester County judge has thrown out a suit filed by a Korean nail salon owner against the adoption of new ventilation regulations on the salons, reports Korea Daily.

At March 17 press briefing joined by leaders of Korean American small business groups, Sang Suk Park, second from left, president of the Korean American Dry Cleaners Association in New York, speaks about struggles that dry cleaners are facing due to the latest regulations. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Businesses Urge NYS Financial Support

Business, East Asian, New York March 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Korean and Chinese owners of nail salons and dry cleaners are pushing for financial support from New York state to help meet new environmental regulations they say are burdensome, reports Korea Daily.

A Korean nail salon in Manhattan (Photo by Jiwon Choi for Voices of NY)

Korean Nail Salon Owner Challenges NYS Regs

Business, East Asian, Metro Area, New York October 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm

A nail salon owner in Westchester County is suing the state of New York over its new ventilation requirements, reports Korea Daily. More than two dozen other owners had originally planned to join the lawsuit.

Members of the Korean American Nail Association of New York, with president Sangho Lee in the dark jacket at center  (Photo via The Korea Times)

Nail Salon Associations Disappointed over Dismissal of Suit

East Asian, Government, New York December 9, 2015 at 5:57 pm

The Korean American Nail Association of NY reacted with disappointment to news that a State Supreme Court judge had dismissed a suit seeking to block the implementation of a wage bond requirement on nail salon owners, The Korea Times reports.

At a press briefing on Aug. 26, Sangho Lee, middle, president of the Korean Nail Salon Association, discussed its decision to not proceed with a lawsuit against New York State’s new ventilation requirements. Now, asa group of 60 or so salon owners press forward with a class action suit, the association remains opposed to legal action. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Defying Leadership, Korean Nail Salon Owners Press Suit

Business, East Asian, Metro Area September 21, 2016 at 12:37 pm

About 60 Korean nail salon owners are filing a class-action suit to stop NYS from issuing regulations on ventilation in nail salons. The Korean American Nail Salon Association, however, remains opposed to legal action, Korea Daily reports.

New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) (Photo by Jinwoo Cho via The  Korea Times)

Ron Kim Disputes Charges

East Asian, Immigration, Media, Queens November 10, 2015 at 9:23 pm

In an interview with The Korea Times, New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim fought back against a New York Times article which said that support from the Korean nail salon industry has induced him to gradually withdraw his support for state legislation regulating the nail salon business.

Tempers flared over whether or not to file a lawsuit to block New York state regulations at a recent meeting of the Korean Nail Salon Association (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Nail Salon Owners Fight Over Tactics

Business, East Asian, New York August 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Members of the Korean Nail Salon Association were in an uproar at a recent meeting over whether to sue the block New York State regulations, Korea Daily reports.

Minsun Kim, at the podium, speaking at a press briefing held at Ron Kim's office. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Supporting Korean Businesses in Wake of New NYC Regs

Business, Southeast Asian July 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Assembly member Ron Kim and representatives of the Korean community are readying a response to new regulations governing the use of chemicals in nails salons and dry cleaning stores, two businesses which are often Korean-owned, The Korea Times reports.

A sign explaining price increases posted at a nail salon (Photo via The Korea Times)

Nail Salons Raise Prices and Sue Over Bonds

Business, East Asian September 17, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Stories from The Korea Times find nail salons are charging higher prices as a result of the new regulations, and a lawsuit have been filed challenging the state’s requirement of purchasing wage surety bonds.

A sign from posted at Queen Jane Day Spa (Photo via Korea Daily)

Some Nail Salons Close for the Day to Oppose NYS Actions

Business, East Asian, New York August 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Some nail salons closed on Aug. 25 to demonstrate their opposition to New York State’s inspections, inspired by a campaign by, Korea Daily reports.

Nail salon owners at a June 5 seminar on meeting labor  department rules and regulations. (Photo by Heeeun Choi via The Korea Times)

Korean Nail Salons: The Need for Better Records

Business, East Asian August 17, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Owners of nail salons, an attorney notes, should keep addresses and other records on employees even if they are paying them cash, reports The Korea Times.

Assemblyman Ron Kim, flanked by members of the Korean-American Nail Salon Association, explaining the NYS nail salon bill at a press conference in Flushing on June 22. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Nail Salon Owners Welcome NYS Law

Business, East Asian, New York June 24, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Korean nail salon owners were happy that the bill just passed in the NYS legislature did not adopt all of the sweeping regulations originally proposed, Korea Daily reports.

The interior of an Iris Nail shop on Madison Ave. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Specific Steps Urged to Delay Crackdown on Nail Salons

Business, East Asian, Media, New York May 19, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Politicians in the Korean community met with industry representatives to discuss ways to avoid a crackdown by state authorities on the salons, Korea Daily reports.

The Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York held a press briefing May 8 in Flushing to denounce the New York Times articles about the nail salon industry. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Groups Denounce Nail Salon Critics and Cuomo Action

East Asian, Immigration, Labor, New York May 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Excerpts from the Korean-language press in New York reflect the continuing reactions within the community to both the New York Times articles on the nail salon industry and Gov. Cuomo’s announcement of an investigation.