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City Holds “Paid Sick Leave Day” to Remind Employees in NYC about Their Right to Sick Leave
Historic Outreach Effort at 150 Subway Stations, Other Locations
Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Menin joined 1,400 volunteers, City Council members, and other elected officials to tell more than one million covered employees to get ready for July 30, the first day employees can use earned sick leave.
Learn more about the Paid Sick Leave Law
Read the press release in English Español (Spanish)



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.
Read press release to learn more
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 NEW
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
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.
Attend a training on the new laws

Businesses: Read the laws, FAQs, and DCA’s inspection checklists to help avoid violations


Important Reminder about Air Conditioning Law

Important Reminder about Air Conditioning Law
If your store is a chain store or has 4,000 square feet or more of retail space, you must keep your store doors closed while air conditioners or central cooling systems are on.
Learn more
Get energy saving tips


We've helped New Yorkers ...

We've helped New Yorkers ...
Tackle debt • Save for the future • Open a bank account • Improve credit
We can help you, too!
DCA’s public awareness campaign, "You Can...," features the success stories of real New Yorkers who got free one-on-one financial counseling at an NYC Financial Empowerment Center. Schedule an appointment today at one of the nearly 30 Centers in all five boroughs.

Read press release


OFE Partner Capital One to Stop Using ChexSystems, Removing a Barrier to Opening Bank Accounts for New Yorkers with Low Incomes

OFE Partner Capital One to Stop Using ChexSystems, Removing a Barrier to Opening Bank Accounts for New Yorkers with Low Incomes
Read statement by DCA Commissioner Menin
Read press release by Attorney General Schneiderman


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