ED Magedson – Founder
Juan Juan Salon9667 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 Los Angeles, California USA
Juan Juan Salon Violated Labor Laws Los Angeles California
Juan Juan Salons are habitually engaging in illegal practices in regardes to labor and treatment of employees. They do not allow employees to take normal 10 minute breaks, and often encourage employees to not even take a lunch break (they dont specifically SAY this as they know it is illegal, but they often persuade their employees to not take a lunch break on a 9 hour shift by giving them so much work to do there seems to be no time for it).
There are employees who work for the salon on "under the table" terms, specifically the cleaning and laundry persons. This persons income is not taxed or reported to the IRS, and works for sub-standard pay for this position.
This salon never checked my cosmotology license (a state requirement for the position i was hired for), never took a copy of my drivers license or social security number (they said they had no copying machine), did not process any tax papers upon hiring me, never gave me an employee handbook, and refused to correspond when i contacted them regarding these matters inquiring how i would be paid.
It took the salon six weeks to give me a check. Only after i told them (i had to keep leaving messages with the receptionist) i was going to file a report with the labor department did they suddenly make an effort to cut me a check. The check they finally delivered was a personal check that did not include any tips (i was supposed to have received tips in my paycheck for every day i was there helping with clients in a very busy, pricey environment). The check also automatically deducted a hefty tax amount with no legal receipt of where these amounts were allocated (I am confident this money did not go to taxes or social security).
After speaking with the other employees of the salon and some ex employees, i realized that these people habitually abuse their employees by over working them, exempt tips from checks, have new employees work "trial days" that they dont get paid for, refuse proper break times, and flat out try to not pay employees.
One last thing i immediately noticed about this salon, is that despite their extremely high prices (amongst the highest in the field for this service) their customer service was terrible. Clients were often left sitting for long stretchs of time because the head stylist was busy on the phone chatting with her family or double booking her time. Often times she would leave a client who was paying $400+ for a service with a new assistant doing a lot of the work, while she went and sat in her office eating lunch, on the phone, or taking another client at the same time. She would then come back and try to humiliate the assistant in front of the client to take the focus off her disappearance.
The owners of this salon often refuse to fix any mistakes that they make, and instead choose to humilate their clients who complain about services that they received. This behaviour is noted in some of their yelp reviews. Within a week of being there I was told that nobody in the salon gets along with the head stylist, and none of the assistants devulged that they were receiving any reasonable amount of tips from her (tips are a standard part of the pay for this position).
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/23/2013 03:07 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/juan-juan-salon/los-angeles-california-90210/juan-juan-salon-violated-labor-laws-los-angeles-california-1078334. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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