New York City’s Commuter Benefits Law went into effect on January 1, 2016. Under the law, most New York City companies with 20 or more full-time employees must provide pre-tax transit benefits.

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) enforces the City's Commuter Benefits Law. You can get more information and assistance from DCA.


By Phone

A DCA representative can answer questions about the law during regular business hours.

Call 311 for assistance.

The Department of Consumer Affairs’ "There's a Better Way to Work" campaign launched in October 2015. It was the City's public education and outreach campaign about the Commuter Benefits Law. You can review videos and other materials from the campaign to learn more about the Commuter Benefits Law.

Learn more about the NYC Commuter Benefits Law.

In his 2019 State of the City Address, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the administration is expanding the mission and the name of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP).

You can check DCA's website for updates.

Visit the Department of Consumer Affairs' website.

Workers' Rights Campaign

The Workers' Rights Campaign introduces the newly renamed DCWP as a City agency that fights for every worker in NYC regardless of job or immigration status.

DCWP enforces different municipal labor laws, including: 

  • Fair Workweek
  • Freelance
  • Paid Care
  • Paid Safe and Sick Leave