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State releases Youth Worker Bill of Rights, outlying labor protections for teens

Victor Ocasio,
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The state Department of Labor announced the release of a new worker bill of rights for teen employees, a response to rising rates of labor law violations concerning working minors.

New York’s first Youth Workers Bill of Rights aims to better inform young, first-time workers about the legal protections available to all employees in the state, in addition to special protections for workers under 18.

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