Department of Consumer Affairs

Investigation Finds Whole Foods Routinely Overcharged Customers In NYC StoresAn investigation by the city's Department of Consumer Affairs found Whole Foods may be ripping customers off.
Sen. Gillibrand Throws Support Behind Petition To Ban Toxic Chemicals In ToysStanding in front of a table filled with popular name brand toys, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says there are hidden dangers.
NYC Lawmakers Mull Regulations For Times Square Costumed CharactersBatman and Robin voiced opposing views at a City Council hearing on a new proposal to regulate costumed characters in Times Square, which would require they be licensed and pass background checks
Feeling Sick? More New Yorkers Can Start Using Paid Sick Leave The paid sick leave law, which went into effect on April 1, covers employees who work more than 80 hours during a calendar year in New York City.
New York City Carriage Driver Accused In Horse SwitchA carriage driver has been accused of altering a hoof brand to make a 22-year-old draft horse with a breathing ailment appear to be a healthier horse nearly half its age.
DCA: 9 Car Dealerships In Brooklyn, Queens Charged With Deceiving CustomersAuthorities received more than 200 complaints about Planet Automotive, Inc., Northern Auto Traders, LLC, Auto Palace, Inc. and from six of Giuffre Motor Car Co. LLC's locations, the DCA said.
UES Diner Faces Major Challenges During 2nd Avenue Construction ProjectBig Daddy's, which is located at Second Avenue and 83rd Street, was fined a total of $3,000 and ordered to close for five consecutive days for operating an outdoor cafe, violating a rule that came about in 2009 for the subway project.
DCA: 1 In 3 NYC Funeral Homes In Violation Of Consumer RightsNew York City's Department of Consumer Affairs has issued more than 325 violations against funeral homes in connection with its investigation, which consisted of hundreds of in-person and telephone inspections over a two-month period.
Authorities Warn Of Predatory Trade School Scams"It's really just unacceptable and it's happening to too many New Yorkers," said Jonathan Mintz, Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner.
NY Pols Seek To Make Business Signs Mostly EnglishTwo New York City Councilmen want to rewrite foreign-language store signs in English.
NYC Investigation Reveals Major Fraud Among Tax Preparers During an inspection of more than 1,200, 1 in 3 were found to be misrepresenting qualifications, violating consumer rights and illegally advertising rapid refunds.
Consumer Affairs Going After Cheating NYC SupermarketsThe Department of Consumer Affairs will double supermarket inspections this year in an effort to prevent consumers from being taken advantage of.
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