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NYC Works Better with Paid Sick Leave
NYC Works Better with Paid Sick Leave
As of July 30, more than a million workers are now able to use the sick leave they have earned to care for themselves or a family member.
Watch video in English Espa��ol (Spanish) *NEW

Read statement from Mayor de Blasio
Learn more about the Paid Sick Leave Law
Read the press release


DCA Offers Back-to-School Shopping Tips
DCA Offers Back-to-School Shopping Tips
To help parents prepare their children for the school year, DCA issued tips on how to shop smart and manage money. Do you have a #BacktoSchoolNYC shopping tip? Share with us on Twitter.
Read tips in English or Espa��ol



Court Dismisses Process Server Industry Lawsuit Against DCA
Court Dismisses Process Server Industry Lawsuit Against DCA
US District judge dismissed all charges against DCA and affirmed DCA's power to enforce laws that protect New Yorkers from "sewer service," the illegal practice of a process server falsely claiming to serve court papers when they were never delivered.
Read NY Times article
Read press release
Consumers: File a complaint against a process server


DCA Launches Investigation to Protect Used Car Buyers from Illegal Sale of Unrepaired Recalled Cars
DCA Launches Investigation to Protect Used Car Buyers from Illegal Sale of Unrepaired Recalled Cars
To protect New Yorkers from potentially fatal defects, DCA is investigating the City���s used car dealerships to discover if they are selling unrepaired recalled cars. Dealers that sold such cars will be required to notify customers and make repairs immediately.
Learn more
Read New York Times article
Read press release and get tips
Download DCA���s Used Car Buyer Guide


City Announces ���Small Business First��� Initiative to Simplify Regulations and Reduce Fines
City Announces ���Small Business First��� Initiative to Simplify Regulations and Reduce Fines
DCA joins several City agencies in a new effort to help businesses avoid violations by simplifying rules, improving services to immigrant populations, and increasing transparency.
Read the press release

Visit DCA���s Business Toolbox for helpful resources


Commissioner Menin Announces Reforms to Reduce Fines and Expand Education and Outreach to Businesses
Commissioner Menin Announces Reforms to Reduce Fines and Expand Education and Outreach to Businesses
Commitment to Consumer Protection Remains Absolute
DCA has implemented nearly two dozen reforms to reduce the number and cost of business fines, increase transparency and fairness, and increase business education.
Learn more
Read press release
Read Wall Street Journal article
Visit DCA���s Business Toolbox


DCA Protects Job Seekers from Predatory Employment Agencies

DCA Protects Job Seekers from Predatory Employment Agencies
DCA is cracking down on employment agencies in a more robust and comprehensive way than ever before. We���ve issued 115 subpoenas, conducted dozens of investigations and are working with advocates and elected officials in the State legislature to strengthen laws.
Read story on New York Post
Watch story on Good Morning America
Read Attorney General Schneiderman's press release on ending employment agency scams: English  Español (Spanish)
Watch DCA video ���What You Should Know about Employment Agencies���: English  Español (Spanish)

File a complaint against an employment agency
Learn how DCA helped Evans with his complaint against an employment agency


Know the New Smoking Laws - Print Signs

Know the New Smoking Laws
  • Tobacco 21: Businesses cannot sell cigarettes, tobacco products, and electronic cigarettes to anyone under 21.
  • Sensible Tobacco Enforcement: Retailers cannot redeem discounts on tobacco products, and cigarette retail dealers must post the Age Restriction and NYC/NYS Tax Stamp signs.
Businesses: Read the laws, FAQs, and DCA���s inspection checklists to help avoid violations



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Get inspection checklists
Pay fines
Visit Business Toolbox
Get Business Owner's Bill of Rights You will be redirected to another site.
 
General Resources for New Yorkers
 
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Learn about NYC Direct Deposit
 
 

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