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Retail is one of the most extensive areas of business in the United States and in New York in particular. Every day, millions of people get jobs in shops and shopping centers.
Retail is one of the most extensive areas of business in the United States and in New York in particular. Every day, millions of people get jobs in shops and shopping centers.
New York Labor Law

New York State Labor Laws require employers to provide their employees in New York State with a minimum of 24 consecutive hours of rest in any calendar week. Under Section 161 of the New York State Labor Act, this includes employers such as business owners.
According to the New York State Department, if an employee works 8 or more hours in a row, the employer must give him a 30-minute break and an additional 15-minute break for every additional 4 hours in a row.

According to the New York State Department of Labor, the minimum wage is currently $ 13.50 an hour for companies with 10 or fewer employees and $ 15.00 an hour for companies with 11 or more employees. However, in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties, it is $ 12.00 per hour, and for the rest of the state, it is $ 11.10 per hour.
Retail workers' rights

Like any other worker in New York, retail workers have the right to decent and total pay, acceptable and safe working conditions, rest time and regulated working hours, to be treated with respect, without harassment or deprivations from the management or other employees based on employee's race, gender, color, religion, health, age, and sexual orientation.

The work shifts of each employee must be included in the payroll. At the same time, overtime hours, if any, should be taken into account.
Like any other relationship, labor relations with workers are documented by a contract, which must include all the specifics of the work and the rights and obligations of both the employee and the employer. Before signing any contract, we strongly recommend that you read it carefully and not hesitate to ask additional questions on your points of interest. The easiest way is to hire a labor relations lawyer who can thoroughly study your proposed employment contract, make adjustments, and defend your rights before your employer or even in court.
Human Rights Advocacy Firm lawyers are ready to defend your interests in any unfair situations where an individual's rights and legitimate interests are violated.
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