"Theatrical Employment Agency Renewal Self-certification" - New York City

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NYC SMALL BUSINESS
DCA LICENSING CENTER
SUPPORT CENTER
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004
90-27 Sutphin Blvd, 4th Floor
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Jamaica, NY 11435
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Renewal Unit Telephone: (212) 487-4060
nyc.gov/dca
THEATRICAL EMPLOYMENT AGENCY RENEWAL
SELF-CERTIFICATION
Compliance with Theatrical Employment Agency Laws
Note: This Self-Certification is for agencies that place or attempt to place artists in
theatrical engagements only. If you place or attempt to place job applicants in any
other type of employment, you must complete the “Employment Agency Renewal
Self-Certification” instead.
If you have not previously submitted to DCA a Theatrical Employment Agency
Self-Certification or your agency has undergone a change in ownership, you must
complete the full Theatrical Employment Agency Self-Certification, which is available
at nyc.gov/BusinessToolbox.
The owner (e.g., sole proprietor, general partner, director, corporate officer, member, or
shareholder owning 10% or more of company stock) of your agency must complete this form.
Legal Name of Business:
Business’s Trade or
Doing-Business-As (DBA)
Name, if applicable:
DCA License Number:
Employment Agency
Address:
(Building Number, Street Name,
Unit, e.g., Floor, Suite)
Name of Owner:
(e.g., sole proprietor, general
partner, director, corporate officer,
member, or shareholder owning
10% or more of company stock)
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NYC SMALL BUSINESS
DCA LICENSING CENTER
SUPPORT CENTER
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004
90-27 Sutphin Blvd, 4th Floor
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Jamaica, NY 11435
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Renewal Unit Telephone: (212) 487-4060
nyc.gov/dca
THEATRICAL EMPLOYMENT AGENCY RENEWAL
SELF-CERTIFICATION
Compliance with Theatrical Employment Agency Laws
Note: This Self-Certification is for agencies that place or attempt to place artists in
theatrical engagements only. If you place or attempt to place job applicants in any
other type of employment, you must complete the “Employment Agency Renewal
Self-Certification” instead.
If you have not previously submitted to DCA a Theatrical Employment Agency
Self-Certification or your agency has undergone a change in ownership, you must
complete the full Theatrical Employment Agency Self-Certification, which is available
at nyc.gov/BusinessToolbox.
The owner (e.g., sole proprietor, general partner, director, corporate officer, member, or
shareholder owning 10% or more of company stock) of your agency must complete this form.
Legal Name of Business:
Business’s Trade or
Doing-Business-As (DBA)
Name, if applicable:
DCA License Number:
Employment Agency
Address:
(Building Number, Street Name,
Unit, e.g., Floor, Suite)
Name of Owner:
(e.g., sole proprietor, general
partner, director, corporate officer,
member, or shareholder owning
10% or more of company stock)
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I certify the following:
1. I am authorized (e.g., owner, sole proprietor, general partner, director, corporate officer,
member, or shareholder owning 10% or more of company stock) to complete and sign
this Theatrical Employment Agency Renewal Self-Certification on behalf of the business
named on page 1.
2. I am responsible for complying with the following laws and rules:
• Article 11 of the New York General Business Law (GBL) beginning at Section 170
• Article 37 of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Law (ACA) beginning at Section 37.01
• Title 20 of the New York City Administrative Code (Code) at Chapter 1 beginning at
Section 20-101 and Chapter 5 Sections 20-700 to 20-706 and 20-770 to 20-774
• Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York (6 RCNY) at Chapter 1 beginning at
Section 1-01 and Chapter 5 Sections 5-06 to 5-12, 5-21, 5-24, and 5-241 to 5-258
• Title 8 of the Code Sections 8-102, 8-107, and 8-107.1
• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 beginning at Section 2000e [Section 701]
• Executive Law Article 15 Human Rights Law Sections 292, 296, and 296-b
• All relevant federal, state, and City laws which apply to my business
I can access the above laws and rules via nyc.gov/BusinessToolbox. (Scroll to section
“Get Important Information for:” and select Employment Agencies.)
3. I am responsible for knowing and complying with the most current laws, including any
amendments and updates made to the laws that are relevant to my business. I have
completed Appendix A, which includes recent amendments to the Employment
Agency Laws.
4. YOU MUST CHECK A OR B.
A.  I, or a current Employment Agency owner, previously completed the full Theatrical
Employment Agency Self-Certification, and all of the responses remain true and
accurate.
B.  I, or a current Employment Agency owner, previously completed the full Theatrical
Employment Agency Self-Certification, and all of the responses remain true and
accurate except for the changes described below.
If you checked B, you must provide an explanation of the changes in the space
below.
Reminder: If you had a change in ownership, you must complete the full
Theatrical Employment Agency Self-Certification at nyc.gov/BusinessToolbox.
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5. If any of the information in this Theatrical Employment Agency Renewal Self-Certification
changes, the employment agency will inform DCA of those changes in writing.
FAILURE TO RETURN OR FULLY COMPLETE SELF-CERTIFICATION:
If you do not return or fully complete this Theatrical Employment Agency Renewal
Self-Certification or a full Theatrical Employment Agency Self-Certification (if you did
not submit one previously or your agency had a change in ownership), DCA may deny
your license.
PENALTY FOR FALSE STATEMENTS:
By signing below, I certify that the statements in this Theatrical Employment Agency Renewal
Self-Certification, including those in Appendix A, are true, correct, and complete. I understand
that falsification of any statement made herein is an offense punishable by a fine or
imprisonment or both.
If you submit this form as an electronically filled-in PDF, you may type your name in the
signature field.
_______________________________ ___________________________
Signature
Print Name
_______________________________ ___________________________
Print Position/Title
Date
Please submit the signed original to DCA and make a copy for your records.
All laws and rules of the City of New York, including the New York City Consumer Protection
Law and Rules, are accessible via nyc.gov/dca.
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APPENDIX A: RECENT AMENDMENTS TO THE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY LAWS
Section 3: Contracts, Audition/Interview Information,
and Receipts
GBL Section 181
ACA Section 37.03
6 RCNY Section 1-05
Contracts
 I understand that the contract must be a separate document from any other form I give to
artists. I will not combine the contract with a job application form.
 I will give each artist a contract with conditions and provisions that are equitable between the
parties, do not unreasonably restrict business, and include all of the following:
Sections 185 and 186 of the GBL AND
The word “Contract” or “Agreement” written or printed clearly at the top AND
Name, address, telephone number, and DCA license number of my agency AND
Name and title of the individual executing the contract on behalf of my agency AND
Name of the artist AND
Type of work the artist will perform AND
Gross commission or fees the artist will pay to my agency AND
All terms and conditions associated with the artist’s payment of such commission or fees
Audition/Interview Information
 I understand that the Audition/Interview information must be provided separate from the
contract document.
 At the time of each audition or interview for specific employment, I will give each artist the
following information by paper or electronic communication:
Name and address of the person to whom the artist is to apply for employment AND
Type of work the artist will perform AND
Anticipated rate of compensation, where it is known prior to the audition or interview AND
Other material terms and conditions of the employment known by my agency prior to the
audition or interview
Receipts
 I will give each job applicant who pays a fee a receipt that includes all of the following:
Name of the job applicant AND
Name, address, and DCA license number of my agency AND
Date and amount of the fee AND
Reason for the fee AND
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Signature, printed name, and title of the person receiving the fee or other charge on
behalf of my agency AND
A notice that states:
A THEATRICAL EMPLOYMENT AGENCY MAY NOT CHARGE YOU, THE ARTIST, A
FEE BEFORE REFERRING YOU TO A JOB THAT YOU ACCEPT. A THEATRICAL
EMPLOYMENT AGENCY MAY CHARGE YOU, THE ARTIST, A FEE AFTER AN
AGENCY REPRESENTS YOU IN THE NEGOTIATION OR RENEGOTIATION OF AN
ORIGINAL OR PRE-EXISTING EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT. IF YOU PAY A FEE THAT
OTHERWISE VIOLATES THE LAW, YOU MAY DEMAND A REFUND, WHICH SHALL
BE REPAID WITHIN SEVEN DAYS.
Maintenance of Contracts, Audition/Interview Information, and Receipts
 I will maintain at my agency and have available for inspection by DCA all completed
contracts, audition/interview information, and receipts I issued for three years.
Section 7: Signs
GBL Sections 174 and 188
6 RCNY Sections 1-03 and 5-250
Sec. 2000e-10 [Section 711] of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Executive Law Article 15. Human Rights Law
 I will post all of the signs listed below in the reception or waiting area or, if no waiting area,
the main entrance to the agency where all artists can see them.
DCA’s combined license and complaint sign provided by DCA
New York Employment Agencies Law poster containing Sections 178, 181, 185, and 186
of the New York General Business Law in the languages in which my agency does
business
Note: You can get copies of the poster in English at the DCA Licensing Center and in 11
languages online at nyc.gov/BusinessToolbox.
DCA’s Job Hunter’s Bill of Rights sign provided by DCA
Note: You can get copies of the sign in English and Spanish online at
nyc.gov/BusinessToolbox.
U.S. Anti-Discrimination Poster provided by DCA
New York State Anti-Discrimination Poster provided by DCA
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