Reporting Fraud for Carwash Registration or Violation of State Labor Laws
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 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.
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 WEB SITE
You can visit the U. S. Department of Labor's Web site.
You can also go to their Web site to review their wage and hour fact sheets.
REPORTING EMPLOYMENT FRAUD IN CALIFORNIA
The WCA believes that all carwash 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.
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
www.edd.ca.gov - click on "Report Fraud"
Reports can be filed anonymously.