Case Studies

Tannenbaum Helpern Successfully Defends Staffing Firm Against a Sick Leave Complaint filed with the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs

Tannenbaum Helpern’s client, a large temporary staffing firm in New York, was investigated by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) following a complaint by one of the staffing firm’s temporary employees. The employee alleged that she was not properly paid for accrued sick leave under the NYC Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (ESSTA). The DCA opened an investigation into the employee’s claim, as well as the staffing firm’s sick leave policies and procedures generally. The DCA requested information and myriad records from the staffing firm as part of its investigation.

Tannenbaum Helpern employment attorneys prepared a detailed response to the DCA’s inquiries and facilitated the production of key documents to demonstrate the staffing firm’s compliance with the ESSTA.

As a result, the DCA closed its investigation and decided not to pursue any further action against the staffing firm.

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