RECENT DCA NEWS
DCA Protects Workers
On April 25, DCA's Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS), in collaboration with the New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), convened a public hearing on the state of workers' rights in New York City. Nearly 50 workers and organizations provided testimony, which will help to inform OLPS' future efforts to protect workers, and offer insight on the emerging gap in labor protections, particularly for low-wage and vulnerable workers. Learn more about OLPS and download a copy of the Workers' Bill of Rights.
City Announces Legislation to Curb Smoking and Tobacco Usage
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a series of legislative proposals to reduce the number of smokers in New York City by 160,000 over the next three years. The five bills will put New York City at the forefront of smoking and tobacco control nationally by: (1) raising the minimum prices for all tobacco products, including cigarettes, and imposing a new 10% local tax on other tobacco products; (2) reducing through attrition the number of tobacco retailers citywide; (3) creating a retail license for e-cigarettes, and capping the number of e-cigarette retailers; (4) requiring all residential buildings to create a smoking policy and disclosing it to both current and prospective tenants; (5) and banning the sale of tobacco products at pharmacies. As a licensing and enforcement agency for cigarette retail dealers, DCA is proud to support the legislation to help keep tobacco products out of the hands of minors and improve the health of all New Yorkers. To learn more, read the press release.
DCA Protects Your Identity
DCA will host its annual Shred Fest to help New Yorkers protect their identities on May 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can shred your personal documents—mail, old bank statements, pay stubs, credit card applications, and more—for free throughout the five boroughs. At each location, documents will be shredded in industrial shredders with mounted TV monitors so you can verify that your personal materials have been properly and securely shredded. All shredded material is then securely disposed of and recycled. Learn more at nyc.gov/shredfest.
Get Free Financial Counseling
Did you receive a tax refund? Want to improve your credit? Or want to start saving and planning for your future? At the City's Financial Empowerment Centers, our professional, financial counselors can help you take control of your finances. Call 311 to schedule a free one-on-one financial counseling appointment today. To learn more about our Financial Empowerment Centers and our programs to help you manage your money, visit us at nyc.gov/dca.
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