Contact information
Address

100 Gold Street
Suite 4800
New York, NY 10038

Phone

212-306-7160

Fax

212-306-7167

Helpful Links

The list below is intended to assist the public in finding the correct agency to address employment-related issues. The list may not be complete or contain the most up-to date information.

For ALL EMPLOYEES:

Our cases can be found on this website (under the Research tab) and on-line through New York Law School's City Admin Online Library ( http://www.nyls.edu/cityadmin) and Lexis (http://advance.lexis.com and http://lexis.com).

For questions about unemployment benefits, contact the NYS Department of Labor, Unemployment Insurance Division at 1-888-209-8124, www.labor.ny.gov

For questions about union officer elections, union financial practices, or reports filed by labor unions, employers, and labor relations consultants, contact the US Department of Labor's Office of Labor-Management Standards at 1-866-487-2365, www.dol.gov/olms

If you believe you've been discriminated against because of your immigration or citizenship status or because of your national origin, contact the US Department of Justice's Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) at 1-800-255-7688, www.justice.gov/crt/about

For questions about workers' compensation benefits, contact NYS Workers' Compensation Benefits at 877-632-4996 or 518-462-8880, www.wcb.ny.gov

For Employees of the City of New York

If you have a question concerning discrimination unrelated to union activity, contact the NYC Commission on Human Rights.This agency administers the NYC Human Rights Law that prohibits discrimination against a wide range of persons including employees and tenants. The law prohibits discrimination or retaliation based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, marital status, religious observance, arrest, conviction, genetic predisposition, and sexual orientation and gender identity, citizenship or alien status, and victims of domestic violence. It also enforces the NYC Sick Leave law. The agency has jurisdiction over employees of NYC, those seeking employment with NYC, and those who are perceived to have the protected characteristics. Contact them at 212-306-7560, 100 Gold Street, Suite 4600, New York, NY 10038, http://www.nyc.gov/html/cchr/html/home/home.shtml

For questions about minimum wage, overtime, breaks, and other pay issues for some public sector employees in NYS and private sector employees, contact the NYS Department of Labor, Division of Labor Standardsat 518-457-9000, www.labor.ny.gov

If you have questions about your pension, contact NYC Employee Retirement System at 347-643-3000, 335 Adams Street, Suite 2300, Brooklyn, NY 11201, www.nycers.org

For answers to questions about collective bargaining agreements or other benefits go to the NYC Office of Labor Relations at www.nyc.gov/olr

For Employees of the State of New York

The NYS Public Employment Relations Board protects the collective bargaining rights of employees who work for NY State, counties and some municipalities. Albany 518-457-6410; Brooklyn 718-722-4545, www.perb.ny.gov/

The NYS Division of Human Rights administers the NYS Human Rights Law that protects employees from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, marital status, religious observance, arrest, conviction, genetic predisposition, and sexual orientation. The agency has jurisdiction over NY State public employees, those seeking employment with NYS, and those who are perceived to have the protected characteristics. Contact them at 212-961-8650, 163 W. 125th St, 4th Floor, NY, NY 10027, www.dhr.ny.gov

The NYS Department of Labor, Division of Labor Standards administers the NYS Wage and Hour Law governing minimum wage, overtime, breaks and other pay issues [i.e., child labor] for private sector employees and some public sector employees in NYS. Contact them at 518-457-9000, www.labor.ny.gov

For Employees of the US Government

The Federal Labor Relations Authority protects the collective bargaining rights of federal [US Government] employees. Contact them at 202-218-7770, www.flra.gov

For Employees of Private (non-government) Employers:

The National Labor Relations Board has offices throughout the NYC area and protects the collective bargaining rights of employees who work for private (non-government) employers. Visit www.nlrb.gov

The National Mediation Board protects the collective bargaining rights of railway and airline employees. Contact them at 202-692-5050, www.nmb.gov

The US Department of Labor has many employee or work-related responsibilities and resources. Visit www.dol.gov/dol/aboutdol/. For questions about wages, tips, work hours, overtime, whistleblower protection, breaks, vacation pay, or the Family Medical Leave Act, contact the Wage and Hour Division at 1-866-487-9243, www.dol.gov/whd

Contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for work-related safety and health questions at 1-800-321-6742, www.osha.gov

Contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission if you believe you've been discriminated against because of race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, national origin or sexual orientation at 1-800-669-4000, www.eeoc.gov

For Everyone

Reports of corruption can be made by contacting the City of New York Department of Investigation. Contact them at 212-825-5904 or visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/doi/html/report/complaint.shtml


Additional legal resources include


Bronx County Bar Association LRS
Intake: (718) 293-5600
Location: Bronx, New York
Languages: Spanish
Counties Served: Bronx, New York, Queens, Westchester
Areas of the Law Served: Refers to all areas of law except: Environmental, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, International, Trademark/Copyright, Veterans/Military, Patent
http://www.bronxbar.com/?page=referral

Brooklyn Bar Association LRS
Intake: (718) 624-0843
Alternate: (718) 624-0675
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Languages: Spanish
Counties Served: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, Queens, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester
Areas of the Law Served: Refers to all areas of law
http://www.brooklynbar.org/lrs/

New York City Bar Associations Legal Referral Service
Intake: (212) 626-7373
Multi-Lingual: (212) 626-7374
Location: New York, New York Languages: Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Chinese, Creole, Dutch, English, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lebanese, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Marathi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sign Language, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yiddish
Counties Served: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester
Areas of the Law Served: Refers to all areas of law
The New York City Bar Associations Legal Referral Service
http://www.nycbar.org/get-legal-help/

Queens County Bar Association LRS
Intake: (718) 291-4500
Location: Jamaica, New York
Languages: Spanish
Counties Served: Bronx, New York, Queens
Areas of the Law Served: Refers to all areas of law except: Education Law, Environmental, International, Patent Trademark Copyright, Veterans Affairs
http://qcba.org/attorneys/lawyer-referral-service/

Richmond County Bar Association LRS
Intake: (718) 442-4500
Location: Staten Island, New York
Counties Served: Richmond
Areas of the Law Served: Refers to all areas of law except: Consumer, International, Juvenile, Labor Relations, Veterans Military
http://www.thercba.com/find-a-lawyer

Orange County Bar Association LRS
Intake: (845) 294-8222
Location: Goshen, New York
Languages: French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Counties Served: Orange
Areas of the Law Served: Refers to all areas of law except: Unemployment, Consumer Affairs
https://www.orangecountybar.org/referral

Rockland County Bar Association LRS
Intake: (845) 708-5719
Location: New City, New York
Counties Served: Rockland
Areas of the Law Served: Refers to all areas of law except: Administration
http://www.rocklandbar.org/attorney-resources.html

Westchester County Bar Association LRS
Intake: (914) 761-5151
Location: White Plains, New York
Counties Served: Westchester
Areas of the Law Served: Refers to all areas of law except: Unemployment
http://www.wcbany.org/?page=LawyerReferral

Nassau County Bar Association LRS
Intake: (516) 747-4832
Location: Mineola, New York
Counties Served: Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Suffolk
Areas of the Law Served: Refers to all areas of law
https://www.nassaubar.org/Lawyer%20Referral/Lawyer%20Referral%20page.aspx

Suffolk County Bar Association LRS
Intake: (631) 234-5577
Location: Hauppauge, New York
Counties Served: Suffolk
Areas of the Law Served: Refers to all areas of law
http://www.scba.org/eva/index.php?p=lris