Post Tagged with: "nail salons"

Protesting the elimination of the "tip credit." (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Workers Oppose Eliminating Tip Credit

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan, New York January 31, 2019 at 5:39 pm

In Chinatown workers and owners of restaurants and nail salons criticize Gov. Cuomo’s plan to eliminate the tip credit, reports Sing Tao Daily.

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

Korean Biz Owners Fret Over Minimum Wage Increases

Business, East Asian, Labor December 19, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Korean business owners say they may have to cut hours or workers or both, reports The Korea Times.

From left to right: Michael Gao (president of Chinese-American Nail Salon Association), Jerry Lo ( Vice President of the Coalition of Asian Americans for Civil Rights), John Chan (Asian American Community Empowerment President), Kenneth Chiu (Director General Asian American Community Empowerment), Peter Yu (The Chinese Nail Salon Association of East America). (Photo by Ben Robson via Kings County Politics)

The Nail Salon Brawl: ‘Nothing to do with race’

African American, Brooklyn, East Asian August 13, 2018 at 7:14 pm

Kings County Politics reports on a briefing held Sunday at which representatives of the Chinese community spoke out about a recent incident during which nail salon workers struck customers.

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.

Ron Kim and small business owners and employees will rally in Albany against the state's nail salon law. (Photo courtesy of Ron Kim via Times Ledger)

In Albany, Nail Salon Workers to Ask for a ‘Fair Shot’

East Asian, Government, Labor, New York February 26, 2016 at 5:41 pm

State Assembly member Ron Kim and representatives from Chinese and Korean nail salon groups will lead a protest in Albany Feb. 29 against what they consider unfair targeting of the industry by the state, reports Times Ledger.

Xiulin Ma, writing a check in November, after the Oct. 6 due date, to pay a fine to the New York State Department of Labor. (Photo: by Allen Zhong via Epoch Times)

For One Nail Salon Owner, a Tougher Winter

Already beset by competitive pressures, one nail salon owner recounts how New York state regulations have affected her business.

Assembly member Ron Kim, together with nail salon owners, object to legislation they say unfairly targets them. (Photo by Lynn Edmonds via Queens Tribune)

We’re Being Targeted, Say Asian Salon Owners

Business, East Asian, Queens January 25, 2016 at 9:22 pm

Chinese and Korean nail salon owners said at a press conference led by Ron Kim that they’re being unfairly scrutinized, reports Queens Tribune.

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.

Dozens of nail salon employees gathered in Jackson Heights, Queens, to demand the immediate implementation – both at old and new shops – of the law requiring businesses to have ventilation systems to prevent illnesses caused by chemical exposure. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Nail Salon Workers Demand Quick Implementation of New Rules

Health, Labor, New York October 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm

New safety laws for nail salons went into effect on Monday, but some workers worry that certain owners may have as long as five years to implement them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

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.

A Korean hair salon in NYC (Photo by Hee Eun Choi via Korea Times)

Korean Hair Salons Investigated by NYS

East Asian, New York October 15, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Korean-owned hair salons report that New York State investigators are visiting them, a Korea Times article says.