At the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, we enforce our city’s worker protection laws to help New Yorkers and their families thrive. But a key piece of protecting workers is ensuring that they are aware of the rights they are entitled to, so they know when and who to reach out to for help. This is especially important for those who are new to our city and to our country.

Which is why, earlier this month, we released our newly expanded, multilingual Workers’ Bill of Rights. This landmark guide provides a comprehensive overview of the city, State, and federal laws that protect workers and job applicants in New York City.

The Workers’ Bill of Rights includes information on the rights enforced by DCWP, like Paid Safe and Sick Leave, the Temporary Schedule Change Law, Fair Workweek Law and the City’s Delivery Worker Laws, and rights enforced by other State and federal agencies, like Minimum Wage and the Right to Organize. And, crucially, the Bill of Rights also includes information on where workers can send questions or file complaints in the event that they believe their employer has violated their rights.

By July 1, 2024, all employers in New York City must post the required multilingual “Your Rights at Work” poster where employees can easily see it and give a copy to each employee. Employers must also post it to their intranet or mobile app if they offer one for employees to use. As part of the release of the Workers’ Bill of Rights, we’ll be conducting outreach to both workers and employers around the city.

New Yorkers can visit or contact 311 to download or request the “Your Rights at Work” Poster. If their employer does not make the Poster available or they have questions about their rights, workers can ask a question or file a complaint starting July 1 online at or by contacting 311.

Vilda Vera Mayuga is the Commissioner for the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP). Learn more about the new Workers’ Bill of Rights at


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