Past Events

Below are some key events DCWP recently hosted and/or attended.

November 23, 11:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Earned Safe and Sick Time Act
DCWP is proposing to amend rules related to the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act ("ESSTA"). Local Law 97 of 2020 amended ESSTA by increasing the amount of paid sick leave available for some employees, eliminating the 120-day waiting period to use sick leave, and adding or clarifying various enforcement provisions.
  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 646-931-3860
    • Meeting ID: 824 7249 7311
    • Password: 289285
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please open Zoom meeting link
    • Meeting ID: 824 7249 7311
    • Password: 289285

View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule

November 15, 3:00 p.m.

Virtual Summit for Partners and Volunteers
Join DCWP and IRS for a webinar to learn how you can make a difference by volunteering with NYC Free Tax Prep. View event flyer.
Register: tinyurl.com/volunteertax2023

November 4, 11:00 a.m.

Note: This hearing was rescheduled from October 24, 2022.

Public Hearing on Automated Employment Decision Tools
DCWP is proposing to add rules to implement new legislation related to the use of automated employment decision tools. The proposed rules would clarify the requirements for the use of automated employment decision tools within New York City, the notices to employees and candidates for employment regarding the use of the tool, the bias audit for the tool, and the required published results of the bias audit. The public hearing will be accessible by phone and videoconference.
  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 646-893-7101
    • Meeting ID: 237 708 527 692
    • Password: 4kF5as
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please open Zoom meeting link
    • Meeting ID: 237 708 527 692
    • Password: 4kF5as

View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule

November 3, 11:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Application Process for Tobacco Retail Dealer and Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealer Licenses
DCWP is proposing to amend its rules on the application process for tobacco retail dealer and electronic cigarette retail dealer licenses that become available within community districts. These amendments would establish an application process to be held twice per year instead of the current annual process.
  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 646-558-8656
    • Meeting ID: 843 2184 2581
    • Password: 479328
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please open Zoom meeting link
    • Meeting ID: 843 2184 2581
    • Password: 479328

View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule

October 31, 11:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Towing Industry
DCWP is proposing to amend Subchapter EE of Chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York to improve the Department’s regulation of the tow industry in response to consumer complaints and to eliminate unnecessary requirements imposed on applicants and licensees.
  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 646-558-8656
    • Meeting ID: 828 3542 0929
    • Password: 030647
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please open Zoom meeting link
    • Meeting ID: 828 3542 0929
    • Password: 030647

View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule

October 26, 11:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Space Heaters
DCWP is proposing to add rules to implement Local Law 64 of 2022. This proposed new rule would add a penalty schedule for violations related to the sale of certain electric space heaters. The public hearing will be accessible by phone and videoconference.
  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 646-558-8656
    • Meeting ID: 849 6765 8732
    • Password: 015772
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please open Zoom meeting link
    • Meeting ID: 849 6765 8732
    • Password: 015772

View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule

September 15, 3:00 p.m.

DCWP 101: Free Webinar for Home Improvement Contractors
Join DCWP for a free workshop about the home improvement contracting law. View event flyer.
Livestream:
tinyurl.com/101Contractors-Webinar
facebook.com/helloDCWP

September 7, 6:00 p.m.

Know Your Rights Webinar
Join DCWP Commissioner Mayuga, Consulate General of Peru, and Workers' Compensation Board for a webinar for workers in Spanish. View event flyer.
Livestream: facebook.com/helloDCWP

August 15, 11:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Regarding Injurious Conduct by Licensees
DCWP is proposing procedural amendments to the rule prohibiting injurious conduct by licensees towards Department employees. The public hearing will be accessible by phone and videoconference.

  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 646 931 3860
    Meeting ID: 846 0395 9919
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please open Zoom meeting link
    Meeting ID: 846 0395 9919

View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule

August 11, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Univision NY's "Contigo A Salvo"
Join the Univision New York team and Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit, in collaboration with NYC Parks and Recreation Department, NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), FDNY (Fire Department of New York), along with numerous other city agencies to learn about water safety, free resource giveaways, meet and greets, and much more.
Astoria Pool
19th Street & 23rd Drive, Queens, NY 11105

August 10, 11:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Regarding Process Servers
DCWP is proposing to amend rules applicable to process servers that are licensed by the Department to implement Chapter 189 of the Laws of 2022, which amended General Business Law 89-cc, and to make additional clarifications for consistency and clarity throughout. The public hearing will be accessible by phone and videoconference.

  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 646 558 8656
    Meeting ID: 852 4814 5278
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please open Zoom meeting link
    Meeting ID: 852 4814 5278

View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule

August 4, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Univision NY's "Contigo A Salvo"
Join the Univision New York team and Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit, in collaboration with NYC Parks and Recreation Department, NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), FDNY (Fire Department of New York), along with numerous other city agencies to learn about water safety, free resource giveaways, meet and greets, and much more.
Orchard Beach
Park Dr, Bronx, NY 10464

August 4, 11:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Regarding Extension of Renewal Times for Certain Licenses
DCWP is proposing to amend its rules to permit additional time to renew certain licenses that expired during 2020 and 2021 and were subject to license term extensions created by emergency executive orders. The public hearing will be accessible by phone and videoconference.

  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 646-931-3860
    Meeting ID: 864 1162 0455
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please open Zoom meeting link
    Meeting ID: 864 1162 0455

View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule

August 2, Varies

National Night Out Against Crime
Join the NYPD and city officials at more than 70 locations citywide on National Night Out Against Crime. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships to help make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. It seeks to strengthen the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement, fostering a true sense of community. Find a National Night Out Against Crime location in your neighborhood

July 26, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

DYCD Barbershop Talks Series: Let's Get Fiscal, Get Your Money Right: Part III
On Tuesday, July 26, the Barbershop Talks Series will again focus on Financial Literacy. Join us as we continue the conversation on topics such as how to manage debt, budgeting, building generational wealth, and how to access city services to make us better consumers.
View flyer for guest speakers
Watch on YouTube

July 25, 11:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Regarding Item Pricing
DCWP is proposing to add and amend rules to implement Local Law 129 of 2021, which creates an exception to the item pricing requirements for retail stores that provide price scanners available for customer use. These proposed rules provide guidance on the required number of, and adequate locations for, price scanners. The public hearing will be accessible by phone and videoconference.

  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 646 558 8656
    Meeting ID: 873 3855 3340
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please open Zoom meeting link
    Meeting ID: 873 3855 3340

View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule

June 27 , 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Outdoor Business Resources Day
This event is organized by Queens Chamber of Commerce with support from the Office of Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, NYC Council member Shekar Krishman and Community Center Services.
Corner of 34th Avenue and 77th Street
Elmhurst, New York

June 22, 11:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Regarding Sightseeing Buses
DCWP is proposing to amend the existing sightseeing bus rules to implement Local Law 176 of 2018 relating to sightseeing buses and sightseeing bus drivers and to update and modernize the Department’s sightseeing bus rules. The public hearing will be accessible by phone and videoconference.

  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 646-558-8656
    Meeting ID: 859 4054 8719
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please open Zoom meeting link
    Meeting ID: 859 4054 8719

View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule

June 15, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Delivery Worker Public Hearing | Audiencia pública sobre trabajadores de reparto | ডেলিভারি কর্মীর গণশুনানি | 快递员公开听证会
Watch video of the public hearing.

June 13, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Consumer Protection Tips for Older Adults
Council Member Linda Lee and the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) are hosting a hybrid event to educate older adults about common frauds and financial issues and how DCWP can help.

  • Join in person at SNAP of Eastern Queens Innovative Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, NY 11427
  • Join online at tinyurl.com/consumertips-CMLee

June 6, 11:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Regarding Penalty Schedules
DCWP is proposing to add penalty schedules for violations related to keeping or selling any force-fed products, open captioning in motion picture theaters, and automated employment decision tools. The public hearing will be accessible by phone and videoconference.

  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 646-558-8656
    Meeting ID: 854 8288 6473
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please open Zoom meeting link
    Meeting ID: 854 8288 6473

View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule

May 31, 1:00 p.m.

Free Helmets & Motor Bike Registration Information | Distribución de Cascos de Bici & Moto y Información de cómo Registrar su Moto
Learn about legal workplace protections for delivery workers.
87-77 168th Pl.
Jamaica, NY 11432

May 24, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Delivery Workers United Coffee Break | Los Deliveristas Unidos Reunion con Café
Learn about legal workplace protections for delivery workers.
4006 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11354

May 23, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

NYC Protege a Los Trabajadores de Reparto de Alimentos: Conozca sus Derechos Foro Virtual
*Conversación en español*
Transmisión en vivo: facebook.com/nycdca
Ver folleto del evento

May 23, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Delivery Workers United Coffee Break | Los Deliveristas Unidos Reunion con Café
Learn about legal workplace protections for delivery workers.
2144 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10026

May 19, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Delivery Workers United Bike Tune Up | Los Deliveristas Unidos Cambio de Frenos
Learn about legal workplace protections for delivery workers.
4760 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458

May 16, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Delivery Workers United Coffee Break | Los Deliveristas Unidos Reunion con Café
Learn about legal workplace protections for delivery workers.
East 84th Street and 3rd Avenue
Manhattan, NY

May 12, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Delivery Workers United Bike Tune Up | Los Deliveristas Unidos Cambio de Frenos
Learn about legal workplace protections for delivery workers.
Kensington Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11218

May 9, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Delivery Workers United Coffee Break | Los Deliveristas Unidos Reunion con Café
Learn about legal workplace protections for delivery workers.
943 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226

April 21, 11:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Regarding Construction Labor Providers
DCWP is proposing to add rules to implement new legislation regarding construction labor providers. The public hearing will be accessible by phone and videoconference.

View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule

April 14, 6 p.m.

Know Your Rights Webinar
Join DCWP and Brooklyn Community Board 9 for a discussion about NYC's Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law and new rights for delivery workers. View event flyer.
Livestream:
tinyurl.com/nycworkerrights
facebook.com/nycdca

April 11, 5 p.m.

Learn about NYC Laws and Resources for Workers
Join DCWP and St. Jerome H.A.N.D.S. Community Center for a special in-person presentation about worker rights enforced by DCWP. View event flyer.
St. Jerome H.A.N.D.S. Community Center
330 East 138th Street
Bronx, NY 10454
6 train to 3 Avenue-138 Street Station

March 31, 11:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Regarding Third-Party Food Delivery Service Workers
DCWP is proposing to add rules to implement new legislation regarding third-party food delivery service workers.
The public hearing will be accessible by phone and videoconference.

View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule

March 29, 11 a.m.

NYC Protects Delivery Workers | Know Your Rights Webinar
Join DCWP for a presentation on NYC’s Third-Party Food Delivery Service Laws, in particular new rights for delivery workers. Presentation will be in Spanish. View event flyer.
Livestream: facebook.com/consulmexnuevayork

March 23, 6 p.m.

Learn about Free Tax Preparation and Financial Counseling
Join DCWP and Brooklyn Community Board 9 for a discussion about NYC Free Tax Prep and NYC Financial Empowerment Centers. View event flyer.
Livestream:
tinyurl.com/ftpwithbkcb9
facebook.com/nycdca

March 16, 5 p.m.

Learn about Free Tax Preparation and Financial Counseling
Join DCWP and New York State Senator Luis R. Sepúlveda for a discussion about NYC Free Tax Prep and NYC Financial Empowerment Centers. View event flyer.
Livestream: facebook.com/NYSenSepulveda

March 15, 6 p.m.

Learn about Free Tax Preparation and Financial Counseling
Join DCWP and Council Member Shekar Krishnan for a discussion in Mandarin about NYC Free Tax Prep and NYC Financial Empowerment Centers.
Livestream: facebook.com/nycdca

March 14, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Delivering City services to your neighborhood
Visit our mobile unit for NYC Free Tax Prep and Workforce1 career services. View event flyer.
MMCC
3450 Dekalb Avenue
Bronx NY 10467

March 11, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Delivering City services to your neighborhood
Visit our mobile unit for NYC Free Tax Prep and Workforce1 career services. View event flyer.
Union Settlement
237 East 104th Street
New York, NY 10029

March 10, 7:00 p.m.

NYC Protects Freelance Workers | Know Your Rights Webinar
Join DCWP and National Writers Union for a webinar about NYC's Freelance Isn't Free Law and NYC Free Tax Prep. View event flyer.
Livestream:
facebook.com/nycdca
tinyurl.com/48n3axtf

March 9, 7:00 p.m.

Learn about Free Tax Preparation and Financial Counseling
Join DCWP and NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. for a discussion about NYC Free Tax Prep and NYC Financial Empowerment Centers. View event flyer.
Livestream:
facebook.com/nycdca
tinyurl.com/FTP-webinar

March 8, 5:00 p.m.

Learn about Free Tax Preparation and Financial Counseling
Join DCWP and Majority Whip Selvena N. Brooks-Powers for a discussion about NYC Free Tax Prep and NYC Financial Empowerment Centers. View event flyer.
Livestream:
tinyurl.com/freetaxprep-cmselvena2
facebook.com/nycdca

March 8, 1:00 p.m.

Consumer Protection and Scam Prevention
Join DCWP and Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz for a webinar on consumer tips and fraud prevention. View event flyer.
Register: queensda.org/upcoming-events/

March 3, 6:00 p.m.

Learn about Free Tax Preparation and Financial Counseling
Join DCWP and Council Member Rita Joseph for a discussion about NYC Free Tax Prep and NYC Financial Empowerment Centers.
Livestream:
facebook.com/nycdca
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84496819203?pwd=UFkxYmkzc0pLczRGOUtUa3c4RU9LQT09#success"

March 3, 4:00 p.m.

Learn about Free Tax Preparation and Financial Counseling
Join DCWP and Council Member Kevin C. Riley for a discussion about NYC Free Tax Prep and NYC Financial Empowerment Centers. View event flyer.
Register: bit.ly/3M0lysE
Livestream: facebook.com/nycdca

March 1, 6:00 p.m.

Learn about Free Tax Preparation and Financial Counseling
Join DCWP and Council Member Shekar Krishnan for a discussion about NYC Free Tax Prep and NYC Financial Empowerment Centers. View event flyer.
Register: tinyurl.com/freetaxprep-CMKrishnan
Livestream: facebook.com/nycdca
Spanish interpretation will be available in Zoom.