Fraud in the many nail salons
Original post made by Lisa, Downtown, on Aug 3, 2011
When my daughter was hired, I thought it was strange that no one had asked for her social security number. There was not an I-9 or a W-4 done either. When she receiver her first paycheck, the paycheck stub was hand typed. It did not have all of the employee information that it should have had, bit it showed taxes taken out. Red Flag!
While my friend was working at this salon, she was asked if she wanted to buy an Esthetician certification for $2500.00. She was told that she could just learn while working in the salon. If you have seen how much is charged for a facial or any other skin care treatment, it runs between $45.00 - $110.00, depending on what you have done.
So I changed salons and as I ventured around Pleasanton, I have had many conversations with the ladies that do manicures and pedicures. I ask where they went to school and most can not tell me or remember where they got their training. I ask how long it takes to get their license and they don't seem to remember that information either.
We have a great community in Pleasanton, and many of the nail salons and massage studios that are in business do not have people who are trained and qualified. I would like to see some investigation into this fraudulent market place that is existing and thriving in our community. The good hard working people of Pleasanton are putting themselves at risk.