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Gov. Cuomo to crack down on NYC nail salons

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NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is creating a task force to conduct investigations into nail salons around New York, following a report of widespread exploitation of workers.

The New York Times reported Monday that Cuomo says he will not stand by as workers are deprived of wages.

A two-part investigative series in the Times found nail salon workers were forced to toil long hours amid toxic chemicals performing manicures and pedicures for little wages.

The Times stories also reported many workers suffered serious health problems and there was little, if any, protection for them.

Cuomo says the plans are taking shape after the reports last week.

He says salons will be required to post signs in a half-dozen languages that inform works of their rights.