Learn about your rights
The right to be paid properly.
Labor laws establish standards for the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, family and medical leave, and youth employment.
The right to a safe and healthy workplace.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace, along with any necessary safety gear.
The right to be treated equally.
You are protected from discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
The right to join with coworkers.
Labor laws protect your right to join together with your coworkers, with or without a union, to improve wages and working conditions.
The right to be treated fairly as a veteran or service member.
Employers may not discriminate based on current or former military status, and must sometimes extend hiring preferences.
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