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Employed in New York City? Your Employer Should Have an Updated “Bill of Rights” Posted By July 1st


As explained by NYC Consumer and Worker Protection, employers in New York City are required to post an updated “Worker Bill of Rights” in their workplace by July 1st, 2024. The agency recently released updated details on the new regulations for posters—which must be multilingual. Within this article, our New York City employment lawyer highlights the key things that workers should know about their rights.

An Overview of the Rights of Workers in New York City 

New York City has some of the most comprehensive employment laws in the entire country. Many workers in our state are protected under both federal and state labor laws. Beyond that, the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) enforces a range of local regulations designed to protect workers. Here are a few key NYC-specific protections for worker:

  • Minimum Wage in New York City: Workers must be paid a minimum wage. The state-mandated minimum wage is higher in New York City than it is in Upstate New York. As of January 1st, 2024, the minimum wage for New York City workers is $16.00 per hour.
  • No Discrimination in the Workplace: New York City enforces strict anti-discrimination laws, prohibiting any form of workplace discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics. If you were subject to unlawful discrimination, you should consult with an experienced New York City employment lawyer right away.
  • Paid Sick Leave: New York City has local paid leave and sick leave laws in place to protect employees. The law mandates up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year for workers, depending on the size of the employer and the number of hours worked.
  • Commuter Benefits (Companies With 20+ NYC Workers): Companies with 20 or more employees in New York City are required to offer a commuter benefits program—thereby allowing workers to use pre-tax income to pay for their commuting costs. The program covers various types of public transportation, including subways, buses, and trains, making commuting more affordable for employees.
  • No Retaliation for Exercising DCWP Rights: DCWP safeguards employees from retaliation by employers for exercising their rights under local labor laws. Workers are protected when they make complaints about labor law violations, participate in investigations, or otherwise use the rights afforded to them by law. If you were subject to unlawful retaliation for exercising your rights through the DCWP, contact a lawyer for help.

Get Help From Our New York City Workplace Rights Attorney Today

At Poulos LoPiccolo PC, our New York employment law attorneys are committed to protecting the rights and interests of workers. Were your rights violated by an employer? We are here to help. Call us now or contact our employment law team online for a strictly confidential, no obligation case evaluation. We provide employment representation in New York City and throughout the area.



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