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Immigration Status Won't Block Uptick In Nail Worker Suits

Law360, New York (May 14, 2015, 7:13 PM EDT) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled new measures to combat wage theft in the nail salon industry this week, a move that attorneys say will prompt more exploited manicurists, some of whom are in the country illegally, to bring lawsuits or make a claim to the state labor department.

Cuomo announced the measures Sunday, after the New York Times ran articles uncovering pervasive abuse at nail salons in the New York City metro area, including minimum wage violations and health complications stemming from prolonged exposure to...
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