You can get information about laws that apply to workers and their employers.

You can also make a complaint against your employer for unfair or illegal practices.


Get information about labor laws.

Report unfair or illegal labor practices.

File a Claim for Unpaid Wages.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Labor
  • Division: Division of Labor Standards Local Office
  • Phone Number: (888) 469-7365
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours.

As of December 31, 2019, the minimum wage for workers in New York City is $15 per hour for all businesses.

For all workers in New York State, the minimum wage is set to rise to $15 by December 31, 2021.

If the Federal minimum wage increases above the State minimum wage, the State wage will rise accordingly.

Learn more about New York State minimum wage laws.

You can also get help with Unpaid Wage Recovery.

You can get information about New York State's Paid Family Leave Law.

This law provides New Yorkers with job-protected, paid leave to bond with a new child, care for a loved one with a serious health condition, or to help relieve family pressures when someone is called to active military service abroad.


Get information about Paid Family Leave.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Labor
  • Division: Paid Family Leave Helpline
  • Phone Number: (844) 337-6303
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM