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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Department of Consumer and Worker Protection Kicks Off the 2020 Tax Season With Continued Expansion of NYC Free Tax Prep
NEW YORK – Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today kicked off the 2020 tax season with the launch of the Agency’s 18th annual tax season initiative and encouraged New Yorkers who earned $64,000 or less to file for free using NYC Free Tax Prep. Commissioner Salas also announced the Agency’s continued expansion of NYC Free Tax Prep with the addition of services in neighborhoods and languages previously underserved.


Thursday, January 9, 2020
De Blasio Administration Secures Nearly $500,000 in Restitution for 4,500 Home Health Aides
New settlements part of Department of Consumer and Worker Protection’s major investigation into industry compliance with the New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law
NEW YORK – Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced settlement agreements with 11 home care agencies to resolve violations of the New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law that had previously been filed at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH). The settlements require the agencies to pay nearly $450,000 in restitution to more than 4,100 home health aides. These settlements also require the agencies to pay nearly $122,000 in civil penalties, identify and implement a compliance officer, train managerial staff, and post and distribute the Notice of Employee Rights to all employees.