New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs Adopts New Language Proficiency Requirements for Debt Collections: What You Need to Know
Recent amendments to NYC’s debt collection rules impose new requirements relating to consumers’ language proficiency. Following an overview, we take a close look at the specific requirements and their applicability to first- and third-party collections, discuss the DCA’s authority, availability of federal preemption, and compliance challenges, and offer thoughts on best compliance practices.
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