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Employment Laws known as Labor Standards

As of December 31, 2015, New York State's minimum wage is $9.00 per hour. Posters and updated summaries listing rates for all industries are available on our forms page. If you have questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions. If you need additional assistance or want to file a complaint, please call: 1-888-4NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365).

The Division of Labor Standards enforces the New York State Labor Laws that govern:

  • Minimum wage
  • Hours of work
  • Child Labor
  • Payment of wages and wage supplements
  • Industrial homework
  • Apparel industry registration
  • Registration of Professional Employer Organizations
  • Farm labor 

We also enforce the Employment Agency Law outside New York City.  This law falls under Article 11 of the General Business Law. 

Part 146 - Hospitality Wage Order covering the Hotel and Restaurant Industries.

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