Workers in NYC are covered by many labor and employment laws, regardless of immigration status. Get an overview of the worker protections available to you. Below are additional information helpful for immigrant workers.
Get DCWP Alerts and Information During COVID-19 Crisis, including DCWP services online and limited in-person assistance, price gouging complaints, and scams and safety tips.
The City of New York is committed to helping New Yorkers significantly affected by the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Many city services are available to all New Yorkers no matter what your immigration status is and regardless of your ability to pay, although other eligibility requirements may apply. Learn more about Resources for Immigrant Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic.
The City offers safe, free immigration legal screenings in your community, in your own language. Visit ActionNYC website or call 311 and say "ActionNYC."
If you are an asylum seeker who has just arrived in New York City, you can get free and confidential help at the Asylum Seeker Resource Navigation Center. You will need to schedule an appointment through NYC shelter staff or a community-based partner office. Visit nyc.gov/asylumseekers for more information.
The City of New York supports all its residents. Everyone, including undocumented immigrants, can access most City services, such as going to school or using the healthcare system or other City services. Get a quick and easy road map of city services available to all New Yorkers, courtesy of Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs.
Immigrants face unique challenges in the workplace and marketplace. Get tips about your rights and where to turn for help.
NYC Financial Empowerment Centers offer free one-on-one professional financial counseling. The service is confidential, and our professional counselors speak multiple languages. Visit nyc.gov/TalkMoney to book an appointment.
If you earned $80,000 or less in 2022, use NYC Free Tax Prep to file for free and keep your whole refund. Visit nyc.gov/TaxPrep to learn more.
A Social Security Administration (SSA) “Employer Correction Request” notice, or no-match letter, is intended to alert an employer about a mismatch between employee name and/or Social Security number (SSN) information the employer filed and the SSA’s records that may affect the accuracy of an employee’s earnings record for purposes of Social Security benefits. The SSA resumed issuing these letters to employers in March 2019, after several years of not doing so. SSA no-match letters do not address employee’s work authorization or immigration status; mismatches may exist for many reasons, including typos, clerical errors, or unreported name changes. Learn more about SSA no-match letters.