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Nail salon chain hit with class action lawsuit

Original post made on Sep 14, 2011

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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 8:13 AM

Comments

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.

Linda


Posted by Joyce, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
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
Pedicure: 35:00

....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......

Sad but true.....


Posted by Sara, a resident of College Terrace
on Sep 14, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Can we please not have any more nail salons in Palo Alto? We have too many already!


Posted by Jennifer, a resident of College Terrace
on Sep 15, 2011 at 2:46 am

I hate to hear about these workers being taken advantage if. Hope the lawyer wuns abd that the salon owners lose their licenses (greedy taskmasters)


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 St. Claire Gardens
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 Palo Alto Hills
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 Theotherside, a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Nov 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm

This is one sided story. Let's hear the owner's side.

Why would most people chose to do this when they are smart enough to find other jobs? Greed and Lazy people. Now they turn their back against their sponsor and helper.
Bad for business and customers.


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.