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Hochul introduces new youth workers bill of rights

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Governor Kathy Hochul has unveiled New York’s first Youth Workers Bill of Rights, aiming to protect and empower young employees. This initiative, part of her 2024 State of the State address, provides clear information on minimum wage, anti-discrimination laws, and other workplace rights for youth workers.

The bill, developed by the New York State Department of Labor and Education Department, will be distributed to young workers with their working papers. It outlines key rights such as the minimum wage, a safe work environment, and the ability to file complaints without fear of retaliation. The bill will be available in print, online, and as a downloadable poster for schools.

Governor Hochul emphasized the importance of this initiative, saying, “Every worker in our state deserves a fair, safe work environment, especially our young people.” The Youth Workers Bill of Rights also supports efforts to combat child labor violations and labor trafficking, ensuring New York’s commitment to creating a safe and inclusive workplace for all.

For more information, visit the New York State Department of Labor’s website.

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