Capitol Alert

Jerry Brown signs measure to improve working conditions in nail salons

In this Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, photo, Christine Perkins, right, who owns Pyara Spa and Salons at two locations in the Boston area, applies nail polish for a client at her salon in Burlington, Mass.
In this Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, photo, Christine Perkins, right, who owns Pyara Spa and Salons at two locations in the Boston area, applies nail polish for a client at her salon in Burlington, Mass. AP

In an effort to improve working conditions at California nail salons, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation requiring state regulators to give salons written information about basic labor laws translated into English, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese.

The measure, Assembly Bill 2025, by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, passed the Legislature with bipartisan support. Brown signed it without comment.

Supporters of the California Labor Federation-backed bill said it would help the state Board of Barbering and Cosmetology educate workers about employee rights.

The measure faced no registered opposition.

Gov. Jerry Brown has hundreds of bills to sign or veto before Sept. 30. Here's what to keep an eye on.

David Siders: 916-321-1215, @davidsiders

  Comments