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UPDATE: 6.2.20

Dear Mr. Hartl:

Under Phase 2 of NY FORWARD your Car Wash Association members may be fully operational – automated and hand wash – as long as (1) employees are provided with face masks by the employer, (2) the employer enforces the requirement that employees wear the face masks, (3) the employer establishes a safety plan as set forth in NY FORWARD
(4) the employer minimizes employee and customer contact, and (5) the employer follows CDC and NYS Department of Health Safety Protocols, including, but not limited to social distancing of 6 feet, no more than 50% occupancy as set forth in certificate of occupancy/fire code, the wearing of face coverings, the cleaning of work spaces and touch screens utilized by customers/employees, and providing ample hand washing stations and/or hand sanitizer.

Can you please inform the member of your NY Sate Car Wash Association of this new development.

Thank you.

Richard Balletta
Labor Bureau
New York State Office of the Attorney General
28 Liberty Street – 15th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Richard.Balletta@ag.ny.gov
www.ag.ny.gov

Please make sure your region in is Phase 2 when following the above guidelines.

INDUSTRY NEWS & UPDATES

“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….

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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

NYSCWA Members,

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.
https://www.ny.gov/combating-sexual-harassment-workplace/employers
https://www.ny.gov/programs/combating-sexual-harassment-workplace

The Quickest, Easiest Way to Get Compliant with NY State’s Sexual Harassment Mandate
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ZOOM Meeting


A Zoom with NRCC reps!

A panel of NRCC representatives will talk openly about their experiences during COVI0-19 and how they are preparing for a possible second wave, and more!

The panel will be hosted by the NYSCWA’s Walt Hartl and include a rep from each of the five NRCC associations.
You won’t want to miss this hour-long exchange.


Tuesday , November 17
3:30-4:30 pm
Open to all!

Zoom Link Here

THE CAR WASH SHOW
November 15-17, 2021

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BASEBALL

New_York_MetsMets vs. Braves

Citi Field Stadium!

Friday, May 28 – 7pm game

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Northeast Regional Carwash Convention

Northeast Regional Carwash Convention

2021 NRCC
October 4-6

Atlantic City Convention Center
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
www.nrccshow.com

2020 NRCC Canceled

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