After a grocery store is sold, the former owner and new owner must notify the store's workers about the change in ownership and their employment rights.

Following a sale, the new owner is required to keep all of the existing staff employed at the store for at least 90 days after the date of sale. After 90 days, the new owner can decide whether or not to keep any of the existing workers as employees.

A Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) representative can answer any questions owners or workers might have about these requirements.


By Phone

A DCA representative can answer questions during regular business hours.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) was renamed to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP). The Agency was renamed to reflect their expanded mission to protect the rights of workers and ensure compliance with labor policy and standards.

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