Proposed Call-In Pay Regulations Update (1/19)

The NYSCWA board has been working tirelessly for more than a year to make our position known that the Governor’s proposed Call-In Pay Regulations would be a detriment to our industry.

With the help of Senator Rich Funke, R-Fairport, who has drafted a second letter  on our behalf and that of countles other businesses across the state, the message is clear that these proposed regulations would create a hardship to part-time employees as well as administrative headaches for small business owners.

The association has also drafted a statement which was submitted in early January stating our position on this matter to the Department of Labor.

Walt Hartl,
NYSCWA President

Click on the Links Below for More Information

Senate Commerce Hearing Recap

Find Your Senator

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NYSCWA President’s Statement

scheduling cost spreadsheet – template

Senator Funke Letter

NYSCWA Position Paper (2019)

NYSCWA Position Paper – Expanded Comments 2018

NYSCWA Position Paper

Call-In Pay Changes

FAQ’s

Media Coverage

 

Editorial: Labor Department rules threaten jobs for young people

Wall Street Journal: Carwash Cheated Workers, New York Attorney General Says

Bloomberg/Lawsuit Followup

Business Review article

A.G. Schneiderman Sues Tropical Breeze Car Wash For Allegedly Cheating Over 150 Minimum Wage Employees Out Of More Than $540,000 In Wages And Benefits

Senate Hearing

Bloomberg Article

State’s ‘call-in pay’ proposal concerns small business owners

Tip Credit Update (1/19)

The New York State Department of Labor (DOL) has still not decided whether or not to eliminate or change the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers.

Under New York law, tipped workers can be paid less than minimum wage by employers who must make up the difference if it is not covered by tips. The Governor still feels that eliminating the tip credit will
protect immigrants and others from wage theft. It has been reported that restauranteurs oppose the elimination of the tip credit as do fast food workers and carwash owners who use the tip credit.

Here’s a link to the DOL’s website that outlines the hourly wage rate as well as the cash wage paid by an employer and the credit for tips received.
https://www.labor.ny.gov/formsdocs/wp/part146.pdf

For any additional information on the tip credit contact the New York State Department of Labor at https://www.labor.ny.gov/home/

Walt Hartl,
NYSCWA President

Tip Credit Talking Points

Model Sexual Harassment Policy

Every employer in New York State is required to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy no matter the size of the business in the Governor’s efforts to combat sexuat harassment in the workplace.

Click the link below for specifics on this policy.
https://www.ny.gov/combating-sexual-harassment-workplace/employers
https://www.ny.gov/programs/combating-sexual-harassment-workplace

Recent Events


Homerun!

Micrologic Associates owner, Miguel Gonzalez, and his family
got a very special photo op and shot on the Jumbotron at the New York State Car Wash Association’s Annual Mets event, May 31, as the event’s Field Photo Op Sponsor. Pictured are Antonio, Nicholas, Miguel, Victoria, Patrick and Sharon Gonzalez.

Mets Loss Didn’t Put a Damper on the Fun!

Despite a lackluster showing by the New York Mets on May 31 on their home turf, the New York State Car Wash Association’s (NYSCWA) annual Mets Event wasn’t a total washout, according to NYSCWA President Walt Hartl. “Well, they lost 5-1 to the Cubs, and that was disappointing, but our event is never a disappointment,” said Hartl. “This event is a great opportunity to share a fantastic ballpark suite with plenty of food, drink and friendships at the ballpark.”

Hartl wanted to thank event Chairman, Mike Benmosche, for his hard work on this event and Stuart Rosenberg for opening up the door to the Mets for the association.

Special thanks to event sponsors:

√ Field Photo Op Sponsor, Micrologic Associates

√ Grand Slam Sponsor, ICS

√ Game Giveaway Sponsor, Simoniz USA

√ Triple Play Sponsor, ZEP Vehicle Care

√ Ball Park Frank Sponsor, ZEP Vehicle Care

For information on how to contact these sponsors call the NYSCWA office at 800/287-6604.


Wash Tour Visits Hudson Valley Sites

The New York State Car Wash Association (NYSCWA) headed south to the Hudson Valley to tour washes in the Middletown, NY, market on May 9. A picture-perfect spring day was the backdrop for a chartered tour of three unique washes. First on the lineup was Bay Wash owned by Steve Canale. This wash featured a Petit 360-i touch-free inbay with five traditional Dilling-Harris equipped bays built in 2001. The site also features a Diskin Systems air shammee and Simoniz solutions. The location’s self-storage facility houses 288 units and acts as a perfect yin to the wash yang boasting its busy season in the summer.

Next on the tour was Hambletonian Auto Spa owned by Tim and Laureen Somers. This beauty boasts a 130-foot full service Coleman Hanna tunnel, DRB controls with Carwash Products’ solutions and a Simoniz Hot Wax & Shine unit. It also boasts an expansive gift shop, quick lube and a comprehensive Service Center.

The last stop on the tour, Wash Co., featured a barbecue buffet and ice cream sundaes compliments of the Sheeley family and ICS. Wash Co, their new ground up site, features a 160-foot MacNeil-equipped tunnel, a Petit 360-t, ICS controls, 22 Vacutech vacs, Simoniz solutions and a 4,000 square foot state-of-the-art Laundromat. The family sold their previous washes to build this flagship where attention to detail abounds!

Event sponsors included: BBQ Lunch; ICS & the Sheeley Family; Bus Sponsor, Simoniz USA; Tent Sponsor, MacNeil Wash Systems/Ryko Solutions; Dessert Sponsor, Petit Auto Wash; Beverage Sponsor, EarthCare and Snack Sponsor, Vacutech.


Northeast Regional Carwash Convention

NRCC Convention
September 23-25, 2019

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NYSCWA Announcements

2019 Spring Carwash Tour
Heads to Auburn!!!!

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