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Wage Protection

The Minimum Wage in New York State varies by location and number of employees at a specific business. For more information about the Minimum Wage, visit the New York State Department of Labor..

The New York State Department of Labor helps collect wages owed to workers who have not received the minimum wage. Once a claim is filed, the Department of Labor investigates and seeks to collect :

  • Unpaid wages
  • Withheld wages
  • Illegal deductions

The Department of Labor also enforces the rules that forbid employers from:

  • Taking illegal kickbacks from wages
  • Appropriating tips

The Department of Labor’s Labor Standards has more information about your rights as a worker.

New York State Labor Law protects workers who complain to their employer(s) about violations or who report violations: