Worker Rights

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

DCA's Office of Labor Policy & Standards serves as the City's focal point for labor issues and workers in New York City, giving a dedicated voice in City government to the issues facing workers in New York City. OLPS enforces key municipal workplace laws, conducts original research, and develops policies that are responsive to an evolving economy and issues affecting workers in New York City, particularly people of color, women, and immigrants.

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.