Chapter 1. General Provisions of California Labor Code >> Division 2. >> Part 8.5. >> Chapter 1.

The enactment of this part is an exercise of the police power of the State of California for the protection for the public welfare, prosperity, health, safety, and peace of its people. The civil penalties provided by this chapter are in addition to any other penalty provided by law.
As used in this part:
  (a) "Car washing and polishing" means washing, cleaning, drying, polishing, detailing, servicing, or otherwise providing cosmetic care to vehicles. "Car washing and polishing" does not include motor vehicle repair, as defined in Section 9880.1 of the Business and Professions Code.
  (b) (1) "Employer" means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, joint venture, or association engaged in the business of car washing and polishing that engages any other individual in providing those services.
  (2) "Employer" does not include any charitable, youth, service, veteran, or sports group, club, or association that conducts car washing and polishing on an intermittent basis to raise funds for charitable, education, or religious purposes. "Employer" does not include any licensed vehicle dealer or car rental agency that conducts car washing and polishing ancillary to its primary business of selling, leasing, or servicing vehicles. "Employer" does not include either a new motor vehicle dealer, as defined in Section 426 of the Vehicle Code, that is primarily engaged in the business of selling, leasing, renting, or servicing vehicles or an automotive repair dealer, as defined by subdivision (a) of Section 9880.1 of the Business and Professions Code, who is primarily engaged in the business of repairing and diagnosing malfunctions of motor vehicles. "Employer" does not include any self-service car wash or automated car wash that has employees for cashiering or maintenance purposes only.
  (c) "Employee" means any person, including an alien or minor, who renders actual car washing and polishing services in any business for an employer, whether for tips or for wages, and whether wages are calculated by time, piece, task, commission, or other method of calculation, and whether the services are rendered on a commission, concessionaire, or other basis.
  (d) "Commissioner" means the Labor Commissioner.
Every employer shall keep accurate records for three years, showing all of the following:
  (a) The names and addresses of all employees engaged in rendering actual services for any business of the employer.
  (b) The hours worked daily by each employee, including the times the employee begins and ends each work period.
  (c) All gratuities received daily by the employer, whether received directly from the employee or indirectly by deduction from the wages of the employee or otherwise.
  (d) The wage and wage rate paid each payroll period.
  (e) The age of all minor employees.
  (f) Any other conditions of employment.
The Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement shall enforce this chapter. The commissioner may adopt any regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.