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The new Car Wash Worker Law that went into effect on January 1, 2014, continues to require all California car washes to register with the State Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DSLE). No car wash can register or renew its registration (as required annually) unless it has “obtained a surety bond issued by a surety company admitted to do business in this state. The principal sum of the bond shall be not less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000). The purpose of the bond requirement is to insure that workers who are not paid in accordance with law can be compensated if their employer disappears or is otherwise unable to pay wages or benefits owed the employees.
The law creates an exception to the bond requirement for car washes that are party to collective bargaining agreements containing terms that protect workers against nonpayment of wages. The law provides that the bond requirement “shall not apply to [a car wash] employer covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement, if the agreement expressly provides for all of the following: (A) Wages. (B) Hours of work. (C) Working conditions. (D) An expeditious process to resolve disputes concerning nonpayment of wages.”
If you would like more information on the Car Wash Bond requirement, please fill out this form and we will contact you privately and directly. If you have any questions, you can also contact us at 323 232 2089.