Department of Consumer Affairs
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.
A 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.
Authorities 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.
Big 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.
New 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.
“It’s really just unacceptable and it’s happening to too many New Yorkers,” said Jonathan Mintz, Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner.
Two New York City Councilmen want to rewrite foreign-language store signs in English.
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.
The Department of Consumer Affairs will double supermarket inspections this year in an effort to prevent consumers from being taken advantage of.