The Car Wash Operators of New Jersey’s Fall Membership Meeting, Monday, November 12, at the Holiday Inn in Clark, attracted nearly 50. The evening’s topic, “NJ’s New Paid Sick Leave Law,” is top of mind with the impact on big as well as small employers across the state. Alvaro Hasani, labor lawyer with Fisher Phillips has authored “New Jersey’s Paid-Sick-Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know,” speaks on the topic across the state and certainly provided attendees with great information on the ins and outs of the law.

According to Hasani, the new law is certainly not “employer friendly.” “This law is meant to protect employees, not employers,” he said. “It’s complicated and you really need to become familiar with it and have a xxx in place at your wash.”

Hasani has provided the CWONJ with information and guidance on complying with the law that can be found on the association’s website,
Carwash of the Year

On a lighter note, CWONJ President, Doug Rieck, presented Craig Stem of Shammy Shine with the association’s 2018 Carwash of the Year award meant to recognize an outstanding operation that embodies professionalism, innovation and the high standards of today’s professional carwash facility.

In 1975, Craig and Dave Stem of Stem Brothers, Inc., opened their first automatic carwash on Route 12 in Flemington. Forty-three years later, they operate 15 washes and employ nearly 200 at their locations in western New Jersey and the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania including express, self-service, quick lubes and detailing services.
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