Day of Rest
Employers in New York State must provide most employees with a day of rest once per calendar week. The Day of Rest Guidelines outline the requirements.
Employers who apply for and agree to certain conditions, may be granted a variance from the day of rest requirement.
Employers in New York State must provide all employees time off for meals, after working a certain number of hours. In general, employers must provide at least 30 minutes of unpaid time off if an employee works more than 6 hours.
The Meal Period Guidelines outline the requirements.
Meal and Rest Period Frequently Asked Questions.
File a Complaint
If their employer fails to provide a required day of rest or a required meal period, employees may file a complaint (LS 223) with the Department of Labor by completing a form and mailing it in.
Complaints can be mailed to:
Division of Labor Standards
State Office Campus
Building 12, Room 266B Albany, NY 12240