Department Of Consumer Affairs Release Report Marking The First Year Of The Freelance Isn’t Free Act

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the release of a report by its Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) titled “Demanding Rights in an On-Demand Economy: Key Findings from Year One of NYC’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act.Continue Reading →

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Mayor Bill de Blaso Administration Announces Paid Safe Leave Law Now In Effect

Mayor de Blasio and Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced that the Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law is now in effect. Continue Reading →

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Department Of Consumer Affairs Reminds Eligible New Yorkers On Vita Awareness Day To File Their Taxes For Free

Today, on Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Awareness Day, Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas reminds New Yorkers that there is just a little over a month left to file taxes before the April 17, 2018, deadline. Continue Reading →

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DCA Releases Tips To Help New Yorkers Better Understand Their Student Loans

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the launch of DCA’s Quick Tips Once You Have Student Loans” to help New Yorkers understand their student loans and how to repay them. Continue Reading →

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Department Of Consumer Affairs And Partners Kick Off The Tax Season 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 16th annual tax season campaign and encouraged New Yorkers who earned $66,000 or less to file for free using NYC Free Tax Prep. Continue Reading →

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Department Of Consumer Affairs Begins Accepting Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealer Licenses

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas (pictured above) today announced that the application period for Electronic Cigarette Retail Dealer licenses is now open. Continue Reading →

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Student Loan Outcomes Vary From Harlem To Hollis Yet Higher Among Older Borrowers And Low Incomes Areas

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York today announced the findings of Student Loan Borrowing Across NYC Neighborhoods (the Report), the first neighborhood-level examination of student loan outcomes. Continue Reading →

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Mayor Announces Changes To Laundry License Application Requirements From Harem To Hollis

Mayor de Blasio announced changes to the City’s laundry licensing requirements today in response to industry concerns. Continue Reading →

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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 →

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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 →

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NYC Temporary Closes Stores Illegally Selling Tobacco Products Uptown And In Brooklyn

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the temporary closing of four Manhattan businesses (three uptown): Continue Reading →

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Join ‘City Hall In Your Borough’ To Educate Businesses In Washington Heights

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas, Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop… Continue Reading →

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DCA’s Lorelei Salas Announces “Reports On The State of Workers’ Rights in New York City”

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the release of a report by its Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) titled “The State of Workers’ Rights in New York City,” which details emerging gaps in labor protections and offers policy solutions to these growing concerns. Continue Reading →

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City Wins Legal Battle Making Car Wash Industry Fairer To Consumers From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (above middle) and DCA Commissioner  today announced the City‘s victory in the legal battle to license and regulate the car wash industry. Continue Reading →

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DCA Commissioner Lorelei Salas Puts Home Care Industry On Alert

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced that its Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) has launched investigations into nearly 40 home healthcare agencies  from Harlem to Hollis that represent upwards of 33,000 workers. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Support Of “Ready To Rent” Program

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the launch of the “Ready to Rent: Financial Counseling for Affordable Housing” program. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Warn About Tax Refunds And Paid Preparers

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas and New York City Taxpayer Advocate Eunkyong Choi today issued a warning to New Yorkers about predatory tax preparer tactics, in particular advertising for and selling “express refund advances” or “refund transfers.” Continue Reading →

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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 →

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Carver Federal Savings Bank Hosts A Pop-Up Enrollment Center In Harlem

Carver Bank_IDNYC pop up1On Thursday, July 21st, 2016, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Department of Consumer Affairs, and Carver Federal Savings Bank launched an IDNYC pop-up enrollment center at the bank’s 125th Street branch, giving Harlem residents easy access to IDNYC and its banking benefits.

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Consumer Affairs Commissioner Launches Effort To Improve Health In Harlem And More

Lorelei SalasDepartment of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas (pictured) today announced the Collaborative for Neighborhood Financial Health… Continue Reading →

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