Seminar for Avoiding Business Fines In Boro Park

BROOKLYN (Hamodia Staff) -

A New York City Consumer affairs representative will be in Boro Park Tuesday evening for a seminar on how local businesses can be in compliance with the law and regulations, which were recently eased, announced Community Board 12 and the Orthodox Jewish Political Club.

Local merchants had complained of the complexity and arbitrary enforcement of the law. The two groups said they asked the Department of Consumer Affairs to host a seminar on how local businesses can pass inspections and avoid excessive fines.

The seminar will be held 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Community Board 12, located at 5910 13th Avenue.

Julie Menin, the new commissioner of Consumer Affairs, announced earlier this year a wide-ranging package of nearly two-dozen reforms that have been implemented as of July 1. These include reducing the number and cost of fines, increasing transparency and fairness, and greatly expanding the education of and outreach to businesses.

The seminar “will be a major benefit to our local merchants and will help these hard working store owners avoid excessive fines,” district manager Barry Spitzer said.

As there is limited seating, those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to bk12@cb.nyc.gov or call 718-851-0800.