Worker Protection & Workplace Laws

*Important Updates Due to COVID-19*

Important Information for Employers and Employees: Update about Workplace Laws as NYC Seeks to Stop the Spread of the New Coronavirus (COVID-19). Created by the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), this publication includes a summary of City labor laws for employers and employees as you deal with the impact of COVID-19 on your workplace. Download the publication in:
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Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS)

Local Law 104 of 2015 established our Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) to be a leader in recommending new policies and programs that protect New York City workers. We ensure that the rules, regulations, and laws designed to improve working conditions are enforced properly and that workers and businesses know and understand relevant laws, including:

• Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law
• NYC's Fair Workweek Law
• Freelance Isn’t Free Act
• Grocery Worker Retention Act
• Displaced Building Service Workers Protection Act
• Living Wage Law
• Minimum Wage Law  
• Commuter Benefits Law  
• Temporary Schedule Change Law

Within our office there is also a Paid Care Division that addresses the growing importance of home care and child care workforces in our communities, the complex legal and policy issues involved, and the needs of care recipients of every age.