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Know the Law

Whether you are a consumer or a business, it is important to know the law. Most businesses know that their long-term success and security depend on their honest dealings with customers. Laws protect both consumers and businesses. 

Important Notice for Gas Stations:
The Department is staying enforcement of Section 4-63(b)(1) of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York pending further review. The rule requires gas stations to post road signs not less than 60 inches wide and 36 inches high advertising the price of the gas products for sale.

NYC's Paid Sick Leave Law
Under New York City's Earned Sick Time Act (Paid Sick Leave Law), certain employers must give their employees sick leave. Learn more

     

Decisions, Denial Letters, Legal Interpretations, and Settlement Agreements

Decisions
    View all decisions by DCA’s Adjudication Tribunal on CityAdmin Web site (Decisions date to January 1, 2003) 

    Read decisions regarding:
        Process server individuals
        Process serving agencies  
        Tow truck companies

Denial Letters regarding:
    
Debt collection agencies 
    
Process server individuals  
    
Process serving agencies 
    Tow truck companies

Legal Interpretations
    Read DCA's legal interpretations 

Settlement Agreements
    Read DCA's settlement agreements

   

     
Key Laws
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You will be directed to the public access portal for the Charter, Administrative Code, and Rules of the City of New York. 
   

Recent Law and Rule Changes
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