July 29, 2016

Panna Shah came to the United States from India in 2006 also in search of a better life. She has been threading for more than 30 years. When she first came to the United States, Panna hoped to rely on threading to support herself and her family. But she soon realized she would be unable to thread full-time because she can’t afford to complete the state’s irrelevant training requirements.  Panna too has worked at the Threading Studio part-time in the past but lost her job when the Board disciplined the business. Before being let go, Panna would only work a few hours to reduce the risk of being caught without a license. With this lawsuit, she hopes to secure the right to earn an honest living as a threader in Louisiana.