NYC Bill Subjects Car Washes To Tough Licensing Hurdles

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT) -- A pay and workers' compensation crackdown on New York City car washes prompted city lawmakers Wednesday to propose tough licensing requirements for the industry including proof of insurance coverage and strong environmental safeguards.

Car washes would only be able to operate after getting one-year licenses from the city that prove their insurance and other bona fides are up-to-date, according to the bill, lodged a week after an investigation resulted in an agreement by three men to pay nearly $4 million back to 1,000 workers and to...
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