Employees in New York and elsewhere are afforded certain rights and benefits. This not only makes the work experience more enjoyable and safe for these employees but also guarantees that they are treated fairly in the work environment. Arguably, the most important protections are wage and hour protections.
Both federal and state laws have evolved to guarantee that employees are compensated fairly and their employee rights are protected in the process. With regards to wages, federal and state laws outline that every worker is entitled to receive the minimum wage. These laws also detail that workers are entitled to receive overtime pay for working beyond their scheduled hours.