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Protect Your Rights New York Government Agencies

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Please select a topic below to jump directly to the corresponding agency:

1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Temporary Disability

4. Unemployment Insurance

5. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

6. Workers' Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in New York, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: New York

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

New York Division of Human Rights (DHR)

Bronx--Headquarters
One Fordham Plaza, 4th Floor
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 741-8400
Manhattan
20 Exchange Place, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 480-2522
Albany Regional Office
Empire State Plaza, Agency Building #2, 18th Floor
Albany, NY 12220
Phone: (518) 474-2705
Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building
163 West 125th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 961-8650
Binghamton
44 Hawley Street, Room 603
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: (607) 721-8467
Peekskill
8 John Walsh Blvd. Suite 204
Peekskill, NY 10566
Phone: (914) 788-8050
Brooklyn
55 Hanson Place, Room 304
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 722-2856
Rochester
One Monroe Square, 259 Monroe Avenue, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 238-8250
Buffalo
The Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building
65 Court Street, Suite 506
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 847-7632
Syracuse
333 E. Washington Street, Room 401
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 428-4633
Long Island
175 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: (516) 538-1360
State Office Building, Veterans Memorial Building
Hauppauge, NY 11787
Phone: (516) 952-6434

Web Address: http://www.dhr.state.ny.us/

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Agency (New York City Only)

New York City Commission on Human Rights
40 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 306-7500
Discrimination Complaint Hotline: (212) 306-7450
(An automated voicemail system responds to callers in English and Spanish)
Web Address: http://www.nyc.gov/html/cchr/home.html

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Buffalo Local Office

6 Fountain Plaza
Suite 350
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 551-4441
TTY: (716) 551-5923

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New York District Office

33 Whitehall St.
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 336-3620
TTY: (212) 336-3622

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies.

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Albany Area Office
401 New Karner Road, Suite 300
Albany, NY 12205-3809
Phone: (518) 464-4338
Fax: (518) 464-4337
Manhattan Area Office
201 Varick Street RM. 908
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 620-3200
Fax: (212) 620-4121
Bayside District Office of the Long Island Area Office
42-40 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, NY 11361
Phone: (718) 279-9060
Fax: (718) 279-9057
Syracuse Area Office
3300 Vickery Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Phone: (315) 451-0808
Fax: (315) 451-1351
Buffalo Area Office
5360 Genesee Street
Bowmansville, NY 14026
Phone: (716) 684-3891
Fax: (716) 684-3896
Tarrytown Area Office
660 White Plains Road, 4th Floor
Tarrytown, NY 10591-5107
Phone: (914) 524-7510
Fax: (914) 524-7515
Long Island Area Office
1400 Old Country Road
Suite 208
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: (516) 334-3344
Fax: (516) 334-3326

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Temporary Disability

New York Workers' Compensation Board
20 Park Street
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 474-6670
Toll-Free (Advocate for Injured Workers): (800) 580-6665
E-Mail: helpdesk@wcb.state.ny.us
Web Address: http://www.wcb.state.ny.us

Agency Description/Mission: Disability benefits are temporary cash benefits paid to an eligible wage earner, when he/she is disabled by an OFF THE JOB injury or illness. The Disability Benefits Law provides weekly cash benefits to replace, in part, wages lost due to injuries or illnesses that do not arise out of or in the course of employment. Disability benefits are also paid to an unemployed worker to replace unemployment insurance benefits lost because of illness or injury. Rather than establish another government agency, the Legislature placed responsibility for the administration of the law within the Workers' Compensation Board. New York is one of only six jurisdictions to provide off-the-job benefits, allowing hand-tailored benefit plans and agreements for particular employee groups or industries.

Frequently Asked Questions
How to File a Claim

4. Unemployment Insurance

New York State Department of Labor
Unemployment Insurance Program

State Office Building Campus, Room 500
Albany, NY 12240-0003
Phone (Original UI Claim Filing): (888) 209-8124
Web Address: http://www.labor.state.ny.us/unemploymentassistance.shtm

Agency Description/Mission: Unemployment insurance is temporary income for eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own and who are ready, willing, and able to work and have sufficient work and wages in covered employment. In New York State, the money for unemployment insurance benefits comes from taxes paid by employers. No deductions are ever made from a worker's paycheck for it. It is the Department of Labor that determines whether an unemployed worker qualifies for unemployment.

How to File an Unemployment Insurance Claim
Before You Apply For Unemployment: Frequently Asked Questions
After You've Applied For Unemployment: Frequently Asked Questions

5. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

New York Department of Labor
Division of Labor Standards

Albany District Office
State Office Campus
Bldg. 12, Room 185A
Albany, NY 12240
Phone: (518) 457-2730
Fax: (518) 457-8452
Counties Served: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Ulster, Warren, Washington
New York City District Office
345 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 352-6700
Fax: (212) 352-6593
Counties Served: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond
Binghamton District Office
State Office Bldg.
44 Hawley St.
Room 909
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: (607) 721-8014
Fax: (607) 721-8013
Counties Served: Allegany, Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Yates
Rochester Sub-District Office
109 South Union Street
Room 318
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 258-4550
Fax: (585) 258-4556
Counties Served: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming
Buffalo District Office
65 Court Street
Room 202
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 847-7141
Fax: (716) 847-7140
Counties Served: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara
Syracuse District Office
333 East Washington Street
Room 121
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 428-4057
Fax: (315) 428-4001
Counties Served: Cayuga, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Jefferson, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Seneca
Garden City Office
Suite 101
400 Oak Street
Garden City, NY 11530-6551
Phone: (516) 794-8195
Fax: (516) 794-1046
Counties Served: Nassau, Suffolk
White Plains District Office
120 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: (914) 997-9521
Fax: (914) 997-8780
Counties Served: Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester

Web Address: http://www.labor.state.ny.us/workerprotection/laborstandards/labor_standards.shtm

Agency Description/Mission: The Division of Labor Standards enforces the New York State Labor Laws concerning minimum wage, hours of work, child labor, payment of wages and wage supplements, industrial homework, apparel industry registration and farm labor. It also administers the Employment Agency Law (Article 11 of the General Business Law) outside New York City.

Wages and Hours: Frequently Asked Questions

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division

Albany District Office
Leo W. O'Brien Federal Building
Room 822
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 431-4278
Fax: (518) 431-4281
New York City District Office
26 Federal Plaza, Room 3700
New York, NY 10278
Phone: (212) 264-8185
Fax: (212) 264-9548
Buffalo Area Office
111 West Huron Street
Room 617
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 551-4891
Fax: (716) 551-5337
Syracuse Area Office
100 South Clinton Street
FOB Room 1247
Syracuse, NY 13260
Phone: (315) 448-0630
Fax: (315) 448-0632
Long Island District Office
1350 Old Country Road
Suite 410
Westbury, NY 11590-5119
Phone: (516) 338-1890
Fax: (516) 338-8901
White Plains Area Office
140 Grand Street
Suite 304
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 682-6348
Fax: (914) 682-6351

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

6. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

New York Workers' Compensation Board
20 Park Street
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 474-6670
E-Mail: helpdesk@wcb.state.ny.us
Web Address: http://www.wcb.state.ny.us

Agency Description/Mission: The Workers' Compensation Board administers five benefit programs which protect the rights of injured workers. These are: the Workers' Compensation Law; the Disability Benefits Law; the Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law; the Volunteer Ambulance Workers' Benefit Law; and the Workers' Compensation Act for Civil Defense Volunteers. In administering the Workers' Compensation program, the Board receives and processes workers' claims for benefits, employers' reports of injury, and medical reports from physicians and other health care providers. The board adjudicates and resolves all issues and makes awards and findings as rapidly as possible to ensure that an entitled claimant receives benefits and medical treatment promptly.

What To Do If You Are Injured On The Job
Frequently Asked Questions
How to File a Claim