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)
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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
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.
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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.
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OFE Partner Capital One to Stop Using ChexSystems, Removing a Barrier to Opening Bank Accounts for New Yorkers with Low Incomes
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New York City employees are not allowed to ask for
or accept anything of value, such as money, gifts, or tips for doing their
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