Empowering consumers and businesses to ensure a fair and vibrant marketplace, DCA licenses almost 80,000 businesses in 55 different industries.Through targeted outreach, partnerships with community and trade organizations, and informational materials, DCA educates consumers and businesses alike about their rights and responsibilities."Thanks to the many partners, including sister agencies, elected officials, BIDs, associations and nonprofits, we have already reached out to tens of thousands of businesses and have many more events and outreach efforts in the works." "With the paid sick leave law taking effect today, it's more important than ever for restaurateurs to have the information necessary to comply with the law and a resource to answer their questions.The New York City Hospitality Alliance is proud to act as a liaison with the Department of Consumer Affairs to get the proper information out to the New York City hospitality industry.Employers with one or more (1 or more) domestic workers who have worked for the employer for at least a year and who work more than 80 hours per calendar year must provide two (2) days of paid sick leave.
"The 82nd Street Partnership is pleased to partner with the city's Department of Consumer Affairs to help educate and inform the Queens business community about the new paid sick leave law, which goes into effect today, April 1.
Employers must provide the notice to employees in English and, if available on the DCA website, their primary language.
The Notice of Employee Rights is currently available in English, Spanish, Italian, and Russian, and is in the process of being translated to Chinese, French-Creole, Korean, Arabic and Bengali. New Yorkers can also follow DCA’s handle @NYCDCA on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #paidsickleave, and employers can ask questions online on DCA’s Live Chat for Business platform Monday – Friday from a.m. DCA will also be holding a public hearing on proposed rules regarding paid sick leave on April 29.
The campaign will consist of a multi-phased advertising campaign, robust information online and through 311, a series of events, and numerous partnerships to expand outreach efforts.
The first phase of advertisements alerts New Yorkers that the law takes effect April 1 and features the campaign's tagline Feel 100%. Together We Can Keep Businesses Strong and Keep New Yorkers Healthy (Siéntase al 100%. Esta Ley Protege la Salud de los Trabajadores y Mantiene los Negocios Fuertes).