DCA Releases New Consumer Protection Tips for Immigrants, Older Adults, and Women
DCA collaborated with sister agencies to produce consumer protection tips aimed at immigrants, older adults, and women, as each of these groups often faces unique challenges in the marketplace or the workplace. The tips for immigrants cover immigration service providers, employment agencies, finances, and tax preparation; the tips for older adults cover finances and common scams; and the tips for women cover employment agencies, finances, programs and services to build income, and shopping for goods and services. All tips are available in multiple languages.
DCA Warns New Yorkers about Immigration Services Fraud
On December 1, DCA, the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), and Make the Road New York, as well as elected officials, advocacy groups, and legal service providers hit the streets of Corona and Jackson Heights in Queens to inform New Yorkers about the increase in immigration services scams. Teams distributed more than 8,000 copies of DCA's new consumer tips for immigrants and directed them to free, trusted resources for immigration assistance through City-supported legal services programs. DCA urges victims of a predatory immigration assistance provider or notario público to file a complaint.
DCA Reminds Employers of Upcoming Minimum Wage Increase
On December 15, DCA and Small Business Services (SBS) visited businesses in all five boroughs to educate business owners about the minimum wage increase that will take effect on December 31, 2016. DCA also mailed postcards to 325,000 employers about the increase so that businesses will comply with the law. The wage varies depending on the size and type of business. Learn more and download a copy of the postcard in seven different languages.
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