Notice Of Hearing And Opportunity To Comment On Living Wage

Living WageAs required by Local Law 6 for the Year 2008, the Department of Consumer Affairs is forwarding the following Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Harlem World Magazine for Comment on Proposed Rules regarding Living Wage.

 New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rules:

What are we proposing?  The Department of Consumer Affairs (the “Department”) is proposing to add a new chapter to its rules pursuant to the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act,” Section 6-134 of Chapter 1 of Title 6 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York (as added by Local Law 37 for the year 2012), which requires certain companies that receive at least one million dollars of financial assistance from the City of New York to pay their employees no less than a living wage, and pursuant to Executive Order No. 7 of 2014, which broadened the scope of the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act. These rules help implement the law and the Executive Order and provide guidance to covered employers and employees.     

When and where is the hearing?  The Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on the proposed rules. The public hearing will take place at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 22, 2016.  The hearing will be in the Department of Consumer Affairs hearing room at 42 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

How do I comment on the proposed rules?  Anyone can comment on the proposed rules by:

By speaking at the hearing.  Anyone who wants to comment on the proposed rules at the public hearing must sign up to speak.  You can sign up before the hearing by calling (212) 436-0095.  You can also sign up in the hearing room before the hearing begins on Monday, August 22, 2016. You can speak for up to three minutes.

Is there a deadline to submit written comments?  Yes.  You must submit any written comments to the proposed rules on or before Monday, August 22, 2016.

Do you need assistance to participate in the hearing?  You must tell the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Consumer Affairs if you need a reasonable accommodation of a disability at the hearing.  You must tell us if you need a sign language interpreter.  You can tell us by mail at the mailing address given above.  You may also tell us by telephone at (212) 436-0155.  You must tell us by Friday, August 22, 2016.

Can I review the comments made on the proposed rules?  You can review the comments made online on the proposed rules by going to the website at http://rules.cityofnewyork.us/.   A few days after the hearing, a transcript of the hearing and copies of the written comments will be available to the public at the Office of Legal Affairs.

What authorizes the Department of Consumer Affairs to make this rule?  Section 1043 of the City Charter and section 6-134 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York authorize the Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs to make this proposed rule.  This proposed rule was not included in the regulatory agenda of the Department of Consumer Affairs for this fiscal year because it was not contemplated when the Department published the agenda.

Where can I find the rules of the Department of Consumer Affairs?  The Department of Consumer Affairs’ rules are in Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York.

What rules govern the rulemaking process?  The Department of Consumer Affairs must meet the requirements of Section 1043 of the City Charter when creating or changing rules.  This notice is made according to the requirements of Section 1043(b) of the City Charter.



For more information call 212-788-1400.

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