In Spring 2019, the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) launched of a public awareness campaign to educate New Yorkers about their workplace rights and to introduce DCWP—formerly the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)—as NYC’s central resource for workers. The multilingual campaign highlights that DCWP fights for all workers in NYC regardless of their job or immigration status and encourages New Yorkers to visit nyc.gov/workers or call 311 for more information about workplace rights or to file a complaint, which can be filed anonymously. The campaign ads feature workers in four industries—fast food or retail, paid care, day labor, and freelance—where DCWP has seen higher rates of workplace rights violations and/or the Agency enforces municipal workplace laws. The ads are running in the city’s subway cars and stations, bus shelters, LinkNYC, as well as in print, on radio, online, and in neighborhood businesses. Read press release.
Print Ads in English / Español (Spanish)
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Animated Video on Workers' Bill of Rights
Paid Personal Time
On January 9, 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed that New York City become the first city in the nation to mandate Paid Personal Time for workers. More than 500,000 full- and part-time employees in New York City currently have no paid time off. The Mayor will pursue local legislation that would require private employers with five or more employees to offer 10 annual days of Paid Personal Time, allowing employees to take paid time off for any purpose, including vacation, religious observances, bereavement and time with family. Just as NYC was one of the leading jurisdictions to create the right to sick leave, we are paving the path towards a new generation of workers’ rights that meet the needs and realities of today’s workforce with the right to paid time off – a win-win for workers, employers and our economy. Read press release.
We fight for every worker in NYC. If you see our campaign ad, take a photo and share it with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ProtectWorkers. To learn about your workplace rights or file a complaint, visit nyc.gov/workers.