DCA eNewsletter: August 2017

By Newsroom America Feeds at 31 Aug 2017

Newsletter - DCA



DCA Protects New Yorkers from Tobacco Use
On August 28, Mayor de Blasio signed a series of bills to help reduce the number of smokers in New York City by 160,000 by 2020. Once the laws go into effect, DCA will license businesses that sell e-cigarettes and businesses that sell all types of tobacco—not just cigarettes as we currently do. The laws will also limit the number of retailers selling tobacco products and e-cigarettes over time. In addition, new legislation will allow us to better enforce laws that help keep tobacco products out of the hands of minors and improve the health of all New Yorkers.

DCA Protects Older Adults
Scams targeting older adults take all forms, including phone, online, mail, even in person. If you are the victim of a scam, it is important to report fraud. Get tips to avoid getting scammed and learn about common scams by reading our Consumer Protection Tips for Older Adults, available in eight languages.

DCA Protects Back-to-School Shoppers
The first day of school is just around the corner and stores are filled with back-to-school promotions. If something is on sale, make sure the store charges the sale price and that you do not get overcharged. Get more tips.

DCA Protects Care Workers
DCA's Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) recently launched investigations into nearly 40 home healthcare agencies across the city that represent upwards of 33,000 workers. These investigations mark a shift to proactive enforcement that focus on industries that have higher rates of labor and employment law violations. We want to ensure both that employers are clear about their labor and employment law obligations, and that workers know and can use their rights, including the right to file a complaint.

September 4 is Labor Day. We wish you a happy holiday weekend and remind you that our OLPS team is NYC's central resource for workers.

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