nail salon worker still waiting for her back pay

In 2007, Susan Kim, a Korean American nail salon worker, was awarded $182,000 in back pay, overtime wages and damages against her former employer, 167 Nail Plaza, who fired her in 2005. Her victory inspired other exploited nail salon workers to speak out about their difficult working conditions.

Awesome, right? Chalk one up for workers rights. The only problem is, the lady still needs to get paid. A year and half later, Ms. Kim has yet to receive any of the money owed to her from the defendants, Mou San Rim and Dong Rim Park, who apparently no longer own the nail salon: Nail Salon Worker Awaits Her Back Pay.

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