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New York Employment Laws

Employment laws include wage and hour laws, required time off, and unemployment. You have rights under both New York State laws and federal laws. New York State has its own set of employment laws and requirements that go beyond the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The laws and even the agencies that oversee the laws vary based on the issue you face:

  • The New York State Department of Labor (DOL) oversees the employment laws for the entire state.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) monitors workplace health and safety conditions in the state.
  • NYC has its own workers' rights department, the Office of Labor Policy & Standards.
  • The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) sets labor standards for employees in the city of New York and provides resources for workers and businesses with questions about labor laws.

FindLaw has links to the most recent New York State Labor Laws. If you need legal advice about any employment issue in New York, you should speak with an employment attorney near you.

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