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Classification 2589(1), 2589(2), 2585(1) and 2585(2): Changes to Classifications Applicable to Laundry and Dry Cleaning Operations

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Classification 2589(1), 2589(2), 2585(1) and 2585(2): Changes to Classifications Applicable to Laundry and Dry Cleaning Operations

March 26, 2014

In this edition: Changes to the classifications applicable to laundry and dry cleaning operations.  

Following a study of employers engaged in dry cleaning, laundry and dyeing operations, the classification procedure applicable to such employers was changed effective January 1, 2014, as described below.

Until 2014, Classification 2586(1), Dry Cleaning or Dyeing - N.O.C., was assignable to commercial dry cleaning and dyeing operations. This classification was eliminated effective January 1, 2014.

Classification 2589(1), Dry Cleaning or Laundry - retail, shown below, was amended to provide that this classification applies to those locations at which more than 50% of gross receipts is derived from the dry cleaning or laundering of garments, linens and other household items that are owned by the general public. Accordingly, Classification 2589(1) applies even if the items to be cleaned are received from commercial customers, such as hotels, provided the majority of cleaned items are owned by the general public, e.g., hotel guests.

DRY CLEANING OR LAUNDRY - retail - including repairing or pressing, and cash and carry departments on premises

This classification applies to locations at which more than 50% of gross receipts is derived from the dry cleaning or laundering of garments, linens and other household items that are owned by the general public. This classification also applies to coin-operated laundries that retain attendants to perform "fluff and fold" activities.

Cash and carry facilities, situated away from the dry cleaning or laundry location, that solely engage in the receipt and distribution of items to be cleaned shall be classified as 8017(1), Stores - retail - N.O.C.

This classification does not apply to diaper service companies or uniform and linen rental or service companies. Such firms shall be classified as 2585, Laundries.

2589(1)

Classification 2589(2), Dry Cleaning - N.O.C., shown below, was established to apply to dry cleaning operations that are not assignable to 2589(1). 

DRY CLEANING - N.O.C. - including repairing or pressing, and cash and carry departments on plant premises

Commercial laundry operations, including the rental and laundering of towels, linens, diapers and similar items shall be classified as 2585(1), Laundries.

2589(2)
 

Classification 2585(1), Laundries - N.O.C., applies to laundering operations that are not assignable to 2589(1).   

LAUNDRIES - N.O.C. - all employees - including cash and carry departments on plant premises

Locations at which more than 50% of gross receipts are derived from the cleaning or laundering of garments, linens and other household items that are owned by the general public shall be classified as 2589(1), Dry Cleaning or Laundry - retail.  

Dyeing of textile fabrics, not finished garments, shall classified as 2413,Textiles.

2585(1)
 

Classification 2585(2), Dyeing - including yarn or thread dyeing or finishing, shown below, was established to apply to employers engaged in dyeing (these operations previously were assigned to Classification 2586). The classification includes a restriction that it shall not be used for division of payroll in connection with any other classification (other than the Standard Exceptions or General Exclusions) unless the operations described by Classification 2585(2) constitute a separate and distinct enterprise. For example, if a clothing manufacturer dyes the clothing that they make, the dyeing operations are classified as 2501(1), Clothing Mfg. 

DYEING - including yarn or thread dyeing or finishing - no yarn or thread manufacturing

This classification shall not be used for division of payroll in connection with any other classification (other than the Standard Exceptions or General Exclusions) unless the operations described by Classification 2585(2) constitute a separate and distinct enterprise having no connection with the operations covered by any other applicable classification. 

Dyeing of textile fabrics, not finished garments, shall classified as 2413, Textiles.

2585(2)
 

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