Language update 9/6/2019 on AB5Read More
“…the California legislature, with the passage of AB 5, would prohibit nail service providers from booth renting to “protect” us from exploitation. And what are we doing to protect ourselves? Not enough if we allow lawmakers to regulate us into a position of inferiority because we do nails.”
Dr. Jaime Schrabeck
Owner - Employee Based Salon
Precision Nails, Carmel CA
In a Facebook message conversation sent to me by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez on June 23rd, she explains why not all license categories will be included in the AB5 exemption:
“….Our big heartburn is nail technicians because of the mass worker exploitation among immigrant nail salons. But, we are refining language & estheticians is actually easy. Thanks! Lorena”
California lawmakers should not legislate based on an assumed racial profile of an entire license category and the presumption that they’re part of the exploitation and trafficking problem. Exploitation happens with no regard to established laws and as such, trafficking and exploitation should be addressed in criminal code, not in professional licensing regulation.