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The Labor Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office is has been nationally recognized for its work defending labor standards in low-wage industries by aggressively enforcing worker-protection laws.

Specifically, the Labor Bureau investigates violations of minimum wage, overtime, prevailing wage, and other basic labor laws throughout the state and brings civil and criminal actions against employers who violate these laws. The Labor Bureau also defends the determinations of the New York State Department of Labor, Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board and New York Workers' Compensation Board. For more information about our recent work, see our latest Labor Day Report

You can find answers to basic questions about your workplace rights at Workplace Rights FAQs

You can find links to the U.S. and New York State Department of Labor websites, as well as other agencies that handle employment matters, here

How to Reach the Labor Bureau:

  • Complaint Form (in English and Spanish).  Completed forms may be emailed, faxed, or mailed to the below addresses.
  • Email: Labor.Bureau@ag.ny.gov
  • Fax: 212-416-8694
  • Telephone: 212-416-8700
  • Mail:
    Labor Bureau,
    New York State Office of the Attorney General,
    28 Liberty Street,
    New York, NY 10005