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The Department of Labor is committed to protecting and promoting workers' safety & health, wages, and working conditions. We do this by providing education, consultation and enforcement services in a fair, timely and consistent manner. New York's employers are a vital part of that equation and we work to ensure an equal playing field for all New York businesses.
Our Focus Areas
Get information on wage and hour laws, child labor, industry specific laws and how New York is combating wage theft.
Keeping New York’s workforce safe is our number one priority. Get safety and health information and assistance for employers and employees.
Ensuring that the services, programs, and protections of the Department of Labor are available to all workers – including the large and growing group of people who move to New York from another country.
Workers under a public work contract are entitled to be paid the local prevailing wage and supplements. Learn more about how we protect workers in New York State.