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Worker Protection Frequently Asked Questions

Worker Protection is dedicated to providing quality services to the people, businesses and governments in the State of New York.  We have anticipated some of the questions you might have and have provided some answers.  To make your search easier, the questions and answers are divided into the three programs that make up Worker Protection. Click on the program area you have a question about. 

Employment Laws/Labor Standards

  • Wages and Benefits
  • Meal Periods
  • Work hours for minors
  • Farm Labor

Prevailing Wage/Public Work

  • Wages, benefits, and work hours of employees on public work contracts.
  • Information and requirements on public work contracts.

Safety and Health

  • Workplace Safety
  • Variances
  • Asbestos Contractors
  • Public Employee Safety & Health

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