Nail salon chain hit with class action lawsuit Palo Alto Issues, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Sep 14, 2011 at 10:39 am
A class action lawsuit was filed in San Mateo County Superior Court Tuesday against a popular nail salon chain accused of wage theft and other violations against their employees, an attorney with the Asian Law Caucus said. Natalie Salon has a shop in Palo Alto.
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Posted by Linda Craig, a resident of Menlo Park, on Sep 14, 2011 at 10:39 am
I hope that this salon is not confused with "Natalie's Twist and Curl" in Menlo Park also on El Camino. Natalies T&C is your basic beauty salon for mostly us olders. Their employees are fully licensed, and actually reasonable too.
Posted by Joyce, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Sep 14, 2011 at 11:29 am
I am a big fan of this place and visit this salon very often in Redwood city salon. For some reason when I read just the title of this article I thought this is one Natalie's Saloon. Very high prices and any amount you tip the employees they are very thankful & greatful........
Shame on business folks who take advantage of employees who work very hard and get peanuts for pay checks.....
Hope they get fined heavily:
Following are their amounts:
Hair color <full> : 65.00 USD
Touch-up hair color: 55.00 USD
Manicure: 25:00 USD
....it's not that the saloon isn't making money, it's just that they are not paying fair and legal amounts to the employees......
Posted by anonymous, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Sep 15, 2011 at 10:30 am
I filed a complaint with the better business bureau* about them years ago in Menlo Park. They were rude, clueless and hurt me at this salon when getting a manicure on my birthday. The owner sat there,watched while fixing her make-up. Their employees were angry and very poorly trained. Never again.
* This was useless. They did nothing. Thank goodness for YELP.
Posted by Anonymous , a resident of the St. Claire Gardens neighborhood, on Sep 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm
This in nothing compared to other salons that take 20% of the employee tip and don't give it back. Then, they take addition 10% off every paycheck. So all the unlawful nail salons should go out of business! Thank goodness for the Asian law caucus.
Posted by Jessica, a resident of the Palo Alto Hills neighborhood, on Sep 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm
I wonder if these Nail salons provide employee health benefits? As I know most salons open from 9AM to 7PM which is more than 8 hours. So should the employees have full benefits as required by law. EDD should check into these salons for the many violations.
Posted by Tessa Gallo, a resident of Los Altos, on Feb 27, 2013 at 8:33 pm
I have been to Natalie Salon for many years. I know the owners they are immigrants too; they work so hard to do their best for their employees, they are so nice and treat their employees well, but only couple of them turn around to their employers. Even, they stole customers and open the nail shop across from Natalie Salon in Redwood City.