Worker Rights

The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)—formerly known as the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)—Office of Labor Policy & Standards is NYC’s central resource for workers. We are a dedicated voice in City government for workers in NYC. We protect and promote labor standards and policies that create fair workplaces to ensure all workers can realize their rights, regardless of immigration status. Learn about our public education campaign, We Fight for Every Worker in NYC.

Settlement With Chipotle Mexican Grill

DCWP reached a settlement with Chipotle. Under the agreement, if you worked for Chipotle in an hourly position in New York City, you may be eligible to receive $50 for each week worked from November 26, 2017 to April 30, 2022. Learn more.

*Important Updates Due to COVID-19*

  • If you, your child, or a close family member test positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible for paid leave under New York State labor laws. Contact the New York State Department of Labor (NYS DOL) to learn more.
  • You may be eligible for a separate bank of paid leave to get vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster shots, under New York State labor laws. Contact NYS DOL to learn more.

These rights under New York State law are in addition to your rights under NYC’s Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law. If you are eligible for leave under State law, consider using NYS leave before using your accrued sick leave under City law. Note: Your employer cannot require you to use your accrued NYC sick leave first. Employers cannot mistreat or punish workers for using or asking for sick leave. If you have questions about NYC’s Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law, contact the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection. Call 311 and say “Paid Safe and Sick Leave” or e-mail

Know Your Worker Rights

Get an overview of the worker protections available to you, including Paid Safe and Sick Leave.

Workplace Protections for Specific Workers

Learn about workplace protections for specific workers including:

Additional Workplace Laws

Learn about workplace laws designed to improve working conditions:

Workplace Complaints

DCWP enforces workplace laws and may initiate investigations against a business in response to worker complaints. File a workplace complaint if you believe a business is not in compliance with any of the workplace laws mentioned above.