A Tour of DCA's Work
On June 21, DCA's new commissioner, Lorelei Salas, joined DCA staff to learn more about their daily work to protect and empower communities and the marketplace. First, she and an inspector, joined by Council Members Espinal and Reynoso did a business education walk on Myrtle Avenue in Bushwick to learn about how DCA inspects businesses. She then visited with a financial counselor at the local NYC Financial Empowerment Center where they discussed the financial issues most commonly seen during counseling. Lastly, Commissioner Salas joined the outreach staff at P.S./I.S. 45 to educate parents about paid sick leave and the new Office of Labor Policy & Standards.
Read about the day in El Diario's exclusive story Vigilantes de los consumidores de NYC:
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Spreading the Word about Commuter Benefits
DCA's outreach teams have been hitting the streets (and subway entrances) to make sure employers and employees know about NYC's Commuter Benefits Law. They've had awareness days where they told employers and employees that "There's a better way to work." in Grand Central Terminal and in Downtown Brooklyn. Next stop? Staten Island Ferry Terminals (St. George and Whitehall) on August 3.
Learn more about commuter benefits
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Top Consumer Complaints
The Consumer Federation of America and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators conducted a survey of the nation's top consumer complaints seen by 32 consumer protection agencies from across the country, including DCA, over the last year. Auto and home improvement were the top two complaints, both of which are licensed by DCA. The survey asked about the most common complaints, the fastest growing, and new laws for consumer protection.
Read the press release
Read 10 Things Every Consumer Should Know
Step Towards an Equitable City — DCA's Collaborative for Neighborhood Financial Health
This July, DCA's Office of Financial Empowerment launched the Collaborative for Neighborhood Financial Health. The aim of the collaborative is to join community groups and residents and have them work together to develop new approaches to empower and help neighborhoods build assets. Teams have begun working in two neighborhoods, Bedford Stuyvesant and East Harlem. They are developing strategies, policies, programs and financial products. Through this initiative we will help identify and address neighborhood-level, systemic conditions that undermine the financial health of residents.
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