Can You Operate? RECENT UPDATE 4-3-20
Gov. Cuomo, as of 8pm on March 22, 2020, ordered all “non-essential” businesses to close. According to the Empire State Development Guidance on Essential Businesses a carwash is a “non-essential” business.
Several of our members have put a request in for an exemption and have been denied.
Please refer to the list of essential businesses from the Governor through the Empire State Development link below. If so desired, you can apply for a designation as an essential business, based on your region, with the link below.
Please check back frequently as this is a fluid situation.
Empire State Development Guidance on Essential Businesses
Request for Designation as an Essential Businesses
Corona Virus Small Business Loan – Federal Program
Business Council Webinar
Business Council Managing the Coronavirus
Cuomo’s Executive Order
NY State Dept of Health
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
NYSDOL Unemployment Insurance Update
Business Closure Link to DOL (WARN Act)
Benetech’s Help with COVID-19
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
ICA Idea Sharing (COVID-19)
What Some Operators are Doing
“Did you know?”
Changes to W-4 Form renamed the Employee’s Withholding Certificate!
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NY to End Below-Minimum Wage for 70K Tipped Employees
Over 70,000 tipped workers will no longer receive below-minimum wages by the end of 2020. More…
Governor Cuomo Announces End of Subminimum Wage Across Miscellaneous Industries Statewide
Order Impacts Over 70,000 People Statewide Including: Nail Salon Workers, Hairdressers, Aestheticians, Car Wash Workers, Valet Parking Attendants, Door-Persons, & Tow Truck Drivers More….
New York State’s Minimum Wage
As part of the 2016-17 State Budget, Governor Cuomo signed legislation enacting a statewide $15 minimum wage plan that will lift the earnings of more than 2.1 million New Yorkers, in all industries across the state. The Governor’s plan takes the needs of workers and businesses alike into account. More…
Tipped wage eliminated? These employers say they have to pay above minimum wage anyway
Stephen Weekes runs a chain of car washes in the Albany area, but he won’t be affected by the governor’s decision to eliminate a lower minimum wage for his industry.
Weekes already has to pay above the minimum wage as is to attract employees.
“We never have, and we do not use the tipped wage. With the economy being so good and the competitiveness for employees, I don’t think we could’ve used the tipped wage if we wanted to,” said Weekes, who runs Spritz Car Wash. More…
Tip Credit Bill Update
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has concerns that it doesn’t cover the entire state. Should all NY car wash workers get the minimum wage? More…
Talks Over Some New York State Bills Stretch Into New Year
A minimum-wage bill for ‘carwasheros’ and the creation of a special high school in Syracuse are among the stalled measures
The fate of 11 bills that the New York state Legislature passed earlier this year isn’t likely to be decided until 2020, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo has delayed signing them into law over a variety of concerns, a gubernatorial aide said. More…
Proposed Call-In PAY REGULATIONS Update (3/19)
March 1, 2019
As you should know, the New York State Car Wash Association, (NYSCWA) along with many other businesses as well as The Business Council of New York State, have been fighting the Department of Labor’s Call In/Call Out proposed regulations for more than a year. I was made aware that according to a Department of Labor (DOL) spokesperson the DOL has decided to allow the proposed regulations to expire and not pursue their implementation. More…
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. More…
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 sexual harassment in the workplace.
Click the link below for specifics on this policy.