Department of Consumer Affairs Issue Holiday Shopping Tips

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today issued the following Holiday Shopping Tips to protect consumers’ identity and money during the holiday season. Continue Reading →

DCA’s Lorelei Salas Launches Online Scheduling Service For Free Financial Counseling

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the launch of online scheduling for the NYC Financial Empowerment Centers, which provide free, one-on-one financial counseling. Continue Reading →

Department Of Consumer Affairs Kicked Off NYC Free Tax Prep From Harlem To Hollis

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today kicked off the tax season with the launch of the Agency’s 15th annual tax time campaign and encouraged New Yorkers who earned $64,000 or less to file for free using NYC Free Tax Prep. Continue Reading →

Department Of Consumer Affairs From Harlem To Hollis Anounce Minimum Wage Increase

east-harlem-blurrDepartment of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas and staff, as well as representatives from the City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and Small Business Services (SBS), visited businesses from Harlem To Hollis today to educate businesses about the upcoming increase in the state minimum wage. Continue Reading →

Notice Of Hearing And Opportunity To Comment On Living Wage

Living WageAs required by Local Law 6 for the Year 2008, the Department of Consumer Affairs is forwarding the following Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Harlem World Magazine for Comment on Proposed Rules regarding Living Wage. Continue Reading →

Notice Of Hearing And Opportunity To Comment On Mass Transit Benefits Law

DCA Hosts Its 9th Annual Shred Fest In Harlem And More

shredding in harem2On Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, starting at 10 a.m., the Department of Consumer Affairs hosts its ninth annual Shred Fest, a paper-shredding event at 10 locations across the city. Continue Reading →

Department of Consumer Affairs Warns About Predatory Tax Preparer Tactics

tax tips inharlemDepartment of Consumer Affairs (DCA) First Deputy Commissioner Alba Pico today, as part of National Consumer Protection Week, issued a warning to New Yorkers about predatory tax preparer tactics, including overcharging, hidden fees and filing without permission. Continue Reading →

Whole Foods To Pay For Overcharging Shoppers In NY

whole foods in harlemAs we anticipate the new Whole Foods in Harlem open, Raked reports that in an effort to settle an investigation that it overcharged customers in New York City, Whole Foods has agreed to pay $500,000 to the Department of Consumer Affairs. Continue Reading →