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Report Fraud

Report Fraud 

Click here to report car washes in California you feel are not registered or are violating state labor laws.

The Hot Line you will be given on the above web site (Division of Labor Standards Enforcement) is listed below. You can call this number to report anonymously car washes you feel are not paying at least the minimum wage to their employees, or you feel do not have workers' compensation coverage, etc.

CALL 1-877-227-5158

As WCA members know, the goal of WCA is to establish a level playing field so that all car wash owners and operators are operating their businesses in accordance with all laws. The rogue car wash owners must be reported.


 

U.S. Department of Labor Information 

You can visit the U. S. Department of Labor's website HERE where you can also review their wage and hour fact sheets for further information.


 

Report Underground Economy Activity & Employment Fraud in California

The WCA believes that all car wash operators should comply with all applicable State and Federal labor laws. Not only is this fair to our employees, but it establishes a "level playing field" where we all compete from an equal base-point. We have had reports that some operators have engaged in illegal employment practices. While this is a small minority, it taints the entire industry. Reported practices include allowing employees to work for tips only, paying workers with cash and not making required payroll tax and social security payments, failure to observe overtime laws, not allowing workers to clock-in, even though they showed up as scheduled for work, etc.

If you suspect that an employer in California is engaged in multiple unlawful practices, you can contact the Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) by any of the following:

Call the LETF hotline (855) 297-5322
Email letf@dir.ca.gov 
Complete the LETF online referral form HERE

In cases where fraud is suspected, the appropriate authorities should be notified. In California, reports can be made to the following:
Underground Economy Operations
State of California
Employment Development Department
800-528.1783 | 916.227.2772
ueo@edd.ca.gov 
www.edd.ca.gov - click on "Report Fraud"

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