Past Events

Below are some key events DCA recently hosted and/or attended.

October 5, 10:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Regarding Sightseeing Buses
DCA is proposing amendments toexisting sightseeing bus rules to implement Local Law 176 of 2018 relating to sightseeing buses and sightseeing bus drivers and to update and modernize the Department’s sightseeing bus rules.

  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 1 646 558 8656. Meeting Number: 878 8120 3148
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please follow the online link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87881203148
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

September 30, 10:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules to Amend Tobacco & Electronic Retail Dealer Penalty Schedules
DCA is proposing amendments to the Department’s penalty schedules related to tobacco retail dealers and electronic cigarette retail dealers to incorporate recent changes made to New York State law.

  • To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 1 646 558 8656. Meeting Number: 867 5142 5312
  • To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please follow the online link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86751425312
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

September 28

Public Opportunity to Comment on Repeal of Home Improvement Salesperson Requirement
DCA is proposing a new rule that would repeal all references to home improvement salespersons in the Department’s rules. Local Law 31 of 2020 repealed the licensing requirement for home improvement salespersons. This rule is necessary to implement Local Law 31.
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

September 14, 10:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules regarding Rulemaking Petitions
DCA is proposing to add new rules to implement Section 1043(g) of the New York City Charter, which permits any person to petition a city agency to consider the adoption of any rule and requires each agency to have rules creating a procedure for such petitions. To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 1 646 558 8656. Meeting Number: 832 9147 1594
To participate in the public hearing via videoconference, please follow the online link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83291471594 View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

September 10, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Know Your Rights | Virtual Town Hall for Workers
Join DCWP Commissioner Lorelei Salas, Retail Action Project, and Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union for a virtual town hall for workers.
View event flyer.
Tune in at bit.ly/RAPWORKERFORUM

September 10, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Know Your Rights | Virtual Town Hall
Join DCWP Commissioner Lorelei Salas and Hispanic Federation for a virtual town hall in English and Spanish.
View event flyer.
RSVP: bit.ly/2YwzJOO
Livestream:facebook.com/hispanicfederation

September 9, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Know Your Rights | Virtual Town Hall for Workers
Join DCWP Commissioner Lorelei Salas, Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Freelancers Union, and Actors Fund for a virtual town hall for workers.
View event flyer.
Tune in at tinyurl.com/FiF9-9-20

August 5, 11:30 a.m.

COVID-19 Information and Resources Two-Part Webinar Series: A Tailored and Collaborative Approach for NYC Arab Communities
Hosted by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Part 1: Learn about COVID-19 and resources for the Arab community in New York City.
Part 2: Addressing COVID-19 related community concerns and resources.
View event flyer here. Register at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5559300....

August 4, 6:00 p.m.

NYC Means Business: Reopen & Stay Safe at Work Webinar
Hosted by Allen Neighborhood Preservation and Development Corporation
Learn about guidelines for reopening, Worker Protection Hotline, NYC Business Restart Hotline, and resources for small businesses. View event flyer.
Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jqtOU3sNSs6TY-pU9TdUzA.

August 3, 6:30 p.m.

Know Your Rights Virtual Town Hall
Hosted by Manhattan Community Board 3
Learn about important workplace laws, Reopening NYC, Worker Protection Hotline, and other consumer rights and protections. View event flyer.
Register at tinyurl.com/DCWPCB32020.

August 3, 10:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules regarding the Prohibition of Cashless Establishments
DCA is proposing to add new rules to implement Local Law 34 of 2020, which prohibits food stores and retail establishments from refusing to accept payment in cash.
To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 1-855-282-6330, enter meeting number 160 481 6046, and meeting password zcNFs4WCF79.
To participate in the public hearing via video conference, please follow the online link: https://dcanyc.webex.com/dcanyc/j.php?MTID=m6296ab9a878ff6705674
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules.

July 9, 6:00 p.m.

Know Your Rights Virtual Town Hall
Hosted by DCWP and Council Member Diana Ayala
Learn about important workplace laws, Reopening NYC, Worker Protection Hotline, and other consumer rights and protections. View event flyer.
Livestream at tinyurl.com/DCWP-Ayala2020.

July 8, 6:00 p.m.

NYC Means Business: Reopen & Stay Safe at Work
Hosted by Woodside on the Move
Webinar for Businesses and Workers. Learn about guidelines for reopening, Worker Protection Hotline, and NYC Business Restart Hotline. View event flyer.
Livestream at us02web.zoom.us/j/83131455096.

July 2, 2:00 p.m.

NYC Means Business: Reopen & Stay Safe at Work
Webinar for Businesses and Workers. Learn about guidelines for reopening, Worker Protection Hotline, and NYC Business Restart Hotline. View event flyer.
Livestream at facebook.com/QueensChamberOfCommerce or Zoom RSVP at bit.ly/2ZbHnO3.

June 12, 5:00 p.m.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Virtual Town Hall for Workers
Hosted by DCWP and Council Member I. Daneek Miller
Learn about important workplace laws, Reopening NYC, and the Worker Protection Hotline. View event flyer.
Livestream at tinyurl.com/MillerDCWPTownhall.

June 12, 2:00 p.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules on Price Gouging
DCA is proposing a new rule declaring as unconscionable the practice of price gouging goods and services that are essential to health, safety and welfare, or are marketed or advertised as being essential to health, safety and welfare.
To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 1-855-282-6330, and use the access code 477 857 355.
To participate in the public hearing via video conference, please follow the online link: https://dcanyc.webex.com/dcanyc/j.php?MTID=mb11e5e0c920280242c8860aa2598...
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules.

June 12, 10:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules regarding Stoop Line Stands
DCA is proposing amendments to the rules governing stoop line stands. These proposed amendments would clarify the construction requirements for a stoop line stand and clarify the activities that are prohibited on a stoop line stand, among other things.
To participate in the public hearing via phone, please dial 1-855-282-6330, and use the access code 478 211 433.
To participate in the public hearing via video conference, please follow the online link: https://dcanyc.webex.com/dcanyc/j.php?MTID=m749ddf7f12e83d020e9bc530465c...
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules.

June 4, 11:30 a.m.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Virtual Training | CONOZCA SUS DERECHOS Entrenamiento Virtual
Learn about important free financial resources like NYC Free Tax Prep. Get consumer protection tips. View event flyer.
Livestream at facebook.com/nmcir

April 17, 10:30 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules regarding the Consumer Protection Law Penalty Schedule
DCA is proposing to amend the Department’s consumer protection law penalty schedule to add entries for some violations currently missing from the penalty schedule, including for violations of section 5-38 of chapter 5 of title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York, which requires sellers to comply with certain requirements when selling goods declared to be temporarily in short supply. The Department is also proposing to add language to provide for maximum penalties of $500 in the event of a knowing violation of the consumer protection law code and rules.
Please dial 712-770-4010, and use the access code 789503
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

April 10, 10:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules regarding Debt Collectors
DCA is proposing to add new rules that would require debt collectors to inform consumers about whether certain language access services are available and to retain records relating to language access services, among other things.
Please dial 712-770-4010, and use the access code 789503
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

April 6, 10:30 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Penalty Schedule
DCA is proposing amendments to the Department’s penalty schedules, including those related to electronic cigarette retail dealers, sidewalk stands, electronic stores, etching acid, motorized scooters, employment agencies, air conditioning prohibitions, and bail bond agents.
Please dial 712-770-4010, and use the access code 789503
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

March 25, 10:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Rules Governing General Vendors
DCA is proposing to amend the rules governing general vendors to clarify that qualifying Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“DOHMH”) mobile food vending licensees may apply for a DCA specialized vending license. A specialized vending license is required to vend in certain restricted areas of New York City. Currently, the Department’s rules require an applicant for a specialized vending license to have a valid general vendor’s license. However, qualifying holders of either a general vendor license issued by DCA or a mobile food vendor license issued by DOHMH are eligible to apply for a specialized vending license.
Please dial 712-770-4010, and use the access code 789503
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

February 28, 10:30 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Rules Governing Process Servers
DCA is proposing amendments to the rules governing process servers to implement Local Law 112 of 2019. These proposed amendments outline the records that the Department may request in connection with an audit and the procedures for providing a response. This proposal would also require process servers and process serving agencies to provide an email address to the Department.
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

February 27, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Creatives and Performing Artists Mixer
At this free event for actors, paid dancers, freelancers, and more, meet other professionals in the entertainment industry, as well as representatives from the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), NYC Commission on Human Rights, Freelancers Hub, Ballet Folklorico Hermoso Amanecer, and Dancers Alliance.
Freelancers Hub
30 John St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
RSVP to ttps://tinyurl.com/FiF2020.

February 21, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

International Mother Language Day 2020
Hear about important city programs, honor the languages of our communities and connect with others working to preserve the linguistic diversity of our city.
Surrogates Courthouse
31 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
RSVP to bit.ly/languageday2020.

February 12, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Freelance Isn't Free: Know Your Rights as a Freelancer Workshop
Learn about the Freelance Isn't Free law and how it protects NYC freelancers from nonpayment.
Freelancers Hub
30 John St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
RSVP to freelancershub.nymediacenter.com.

January 31, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

2nd LGBTQ Business Convening
Hosted by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr and the Third Avenue BID
MCNY
463 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10455
Learn more and RSVP to lgbtbusiness.splashthat.com

January 30, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Language Justice and Workers' Rights Round-table
NYC Agencies and indigenous communities working towards inclusion and representation.
Segal Theatre at The CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
View event flyer

January 29, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Freelance Isn't Free: Know Your Rights as a Freelancer Workshop
Hosted by DCWP, Merlyne Jean-Louis Business & Entertainment Lawyer at Jean-Louis Law, P.C., and Freelancers Union
Learn about the Freelance Isn't Free Law protections in place to better support freelancers in NYC.
Freelancers Hub
30 John St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
RSVP to freelancershub.nymediacenter.com.

January 29, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Learn about NYC Laws and Resources for Consumers and Workers
The Consulate General of Peru in New York and NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) are hosting a special presentation for the Peruvian community.
Consulate General of Peru in New York
241 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
View event flyer

January 23, 10:45 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Regarding Posting of Prices by Laundry Licensees
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

January 21, 10:30 a.m.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Regarding Unlawful Sales Tax
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

December 18, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Creatives and Performing Artists Mixer
Hosted by DCWP, Dancers Alliance, and Broadway Dance Center
Learn about NYC's Freelance Isn't Free Act, which protects freelancers, and more at this free event for actors, paid dancers, freelancers and other professionals.
Broadway Dance Center
322 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
RSVP to freelancemixerdec18.eventbrite.com


November 22, 10:30 a.m.

Rules Relating to Mobile Car Wash Operators
DCA is proposing to clarify the obligations of mobile car wash operators, including requirements to obtain a license, to provide certain information when applying for a license, and to display a copy of the license in any vehicle used to provide mobile car wash services. The Department is also proposing penalties for mobile car washes that fail to comply with these requirements.
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules


November 19, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Small Business Roundtable
Hosted by Council Member Diana Ayala, 161 Street BID, and DCA
Join Commissioner Salas for a conversation about the City's business laws.
Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10452
RSVP to https://bit.ly/2BSFZoz
To request Spanish interpretation, please email Tanjila Rahman at TRahman@dca.nyc.gov

November 14, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Small Business Roundtable
Hosted by New Dorp Lane BID and DCA
Join DCA for a conversation about the City's business laws.
Cookie Jar
181 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10314
RSVP to https://bit.ly/34gux20