DCA eNewsletter: October 2017

By Newsroom America Feeds at 31 Oct 2017

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In NYC, Your Salary History Won't Hold Back Your Next Salary
Starting today, it is illegal for public and private employers of any size in New York City to ask about applicant's salary history during the hiring process, including in advertisements for positions, on applications, or in interviews. Rather than rely on an applicant's previous salary, employers and job applicants can now engage in salary negotiations focused on the applicant's qualifications and requirements for the job to set a salary. If you experience salary history discrimination, our sister agency, the NYC Commission on Human Rights can help! Learn more at nyc.gov/SalaryHistoryNYC. In addition, our Office of Labor Policy & Standards is a dedicated voice in City government for workers in NYC. Workers can report business violations of workplace laws at nyc.gov/dca.




DCA Protects Workers
As part of City Hall in Your Borough: Brooklyn, our Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) hosted a Day of Action to educate New Yorkers about key workplace protection laws. Teams visited five subway stations in Brooklyn during the morning rush hour to distribute 6,200 copies of the Workers' Bill of Rights and information for paid care workers. Learn more about OLPS' work at nyc.gov/dca.




DCA Protects Consumers
DCA runs a comprehensive Youth Tobacco Enforcement and Prevention Program to ensure cigarette retailers are complying with the City's law prohibiting the sale of tobacco products and e-cigarettes to anyone under 21. DCA inspects retail dealers annually with undercover minors or young adults who attempt to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products. On October 27, DCA temporarily closed a Brooklyn tobacco shop for egregious violations including, selling to minors, selling flavored tobacco products, and selling cigars for less than the price floor. To report a store selling cigarettes, tobacco products, or e-cigarettes to minors, file a complaint online.


UPCOMING HOLIDAYS:
Please note DCA offices will be closed on: Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Veterans Day (Observed), Friday, November 10, 2017 Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017 Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017



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