Worker Rights

Three photo collage of everyday workers at their workplace including coffee shop, retail apparel store, and auto repair shop

The Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Labor Policy & Standards is NYC’s central resource for workers. We are a dedicated voice in City government for workers in NYC. We protect and promote labor standards and policies that create fair workplaces to ensure all workers can realize their rights, regardless of immigration status.

Know Your Worker Rights. Get an overview of the worker protections available to you.

Learn about workplace protections for specific workers including:

Learn about workplace laws designed to improve working conditions:

DCA enforces workplace laws and may initiate investigations against a business in response to worker complaints. File a workplace complaint if you believe a business is not in compliance with any of the workplace laws mentioned above.