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Nail salons are ubiquitous, and so are labor violations

Creating nail art

One salon paid its workers $4 an hour, less than half the Connecticut minimum wage of $9.15. Others failed to provide workers’ compensation coverage, pay overtime or keep payroll records. In the state’s first systematic examination of the nail salon business, investigators checked 25 salons and day spas, finding wage and hour violations at all but two – a 92 percent failure rate. Continue Reading →

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