Trim bushes after new growth appears to keep the manicured look
Check the parking lot for potholes or cracks in the pavement - repair as needed
Re-paint stripes and arrows in parking lot
Roof maintenance - do you remember where the drips were coming from last winter?
How is your controller? Check connections, relays & printer - any updates available?
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NYSCWA PRESIDENT'S COLUMN
Operators in New York City are facing the prospect of tough legislation regulating carwashing there, similar in scope to the legislation that has become a law in California. Recently, members of the board of the New York State Car Wash Association (NYSCWA) traveled to Long Island and were part of an interactive educational seminar that addressed the history of the legislation pending in the New York City Council presented by Dennis Lalli of Bond Schoeneck & King.
The second portion of the program was presented by Raymond Pascucci, also of Bond Schoeneck & King, which focused on the National Labor Relations Board and their rules pertaining to dealing with the potential labor union organizers. The focus of this portion of the presentation was on the employer’s role regarding the way operators can deal with the actions of labor union organizers. There were discussions by the attendees about the legal rights that employers and union organizers have with regard to dealing with employee’s options on whether or not to agree to union representation.
The final part of the educational session was introduced by Steven DeLaura and Gareth Reese with ADP, new partners with the NYSCWA offering complete payroll support including Department of Labor (DOL) compliance as well as human resources support. The NYSCWA has partnered with them in order to create a member benefit to help operators make sure that they are in compliance with the complicated world of payroll and DOL compliance issues. The program offered by ADP has various levels that can be customized to meet individual operator’s requirements.
Meeting attendees were treated to a wealth of information by highly skilled professionals in their fields. After participating in this meeting I encouraged attendees (and everyone reading this column) that if you are not an expert in the area of labor law and payroll compliance that you seek out skilled professionals to help ensure that you are meeting all the requirements set forth by state and federal laws. Many of the issues that were discussed by the professionals at this meeting were items that we not clearly understood by the attendees and as we all know, ignorance is not a valid defense. As operators we rely on our equipment manufacturers, washing solutions representatives as well as many other professionals to help us make informed, educated decisions about our business. I encourage you to seek out professionals to help make sure we are making the right decisions with our most important asset — our people.
A wise man once said, “I’m smart enough to know that there are people out there who know more than I do, but I’m smart enough to hire them.”