Legal Employment Notices

Contact: Human Resources
201 Culkin Hall
(315) 312-2230


Employee Rights under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA): Private employers are generally prohibited from requiring or requesting any employee or job applicant to take a lie detector test. 

Employee Rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act: Minimum hourly wage rates and overtime hours and rate and age limits for child labor, break time rules for nursing mothers.

Employee Rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act: Rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Executive Order 13496): Requires all federal contractors and subcontractors to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), including their right to join and support unions, and to include in every contract, subcontract, and purchase order, a pledge to honor the employee notice requirements.

FLSA Protections for Employees to Pump Breast Milk at Work: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most nursing employees have the right to reasonable break time and a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view to express breast milk while at work. This right is available for up to one year after the child's birth.

IRS, Check Your Withholding: Information on checking your tax withholding.

Job Safety and Health Protection: Requirements for employers to provide employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards. (Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970).

Know Your Rights Under the Recovery Act: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act- provides protections for certain employees of non-federal employers who make specified disclosures relating to possible fraud, waste and /or abuse or Recovery Act funds.

Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal: The Know Your Rights poster provides information on notices that fall under EEO.

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (effective on June 27, 3023): Will require employers to provide a reasonable accommodation to workers for known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition.

Right to Work Poster: Rights and responsibilities under the federal law requiring employers to E-verify employees.

Your Right Under USERRA: Rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

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Equal Pay Provision of the New York State Labor Law: No employer shall pay an employee at a rate less than the rate at which an employee of the opposite sex is paid for equal work performed in the same establishment.

New York State Correction Law: Licensure and Employment of Persons Previously Convicted of One or More Criminal Offenses.

New York State Dept. of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Notice to Employees: Notification that the employer is registered with the Department of Labor, Unemployment Insurance Division.

New York State Human Rights Poster: Prohibitions against employment discrimination on the basis of race, creed, age, color, national origin, sex, disability or marital status.

New York State Election Law: Notifying all employees of time allowances for voting on election day.

New York State Ensuring Pay Equity by State Employers: Executive Order enacted January 2017.

New York State Minimum Wage Information: Summary of the state minimum wage law.

New York State Paid Family Leave Notice to Employees:  Applies only to NYS employees who are represented by UUP and MC (Unclassified Service) affiliated employees).

New York State Paid Family Leave Statement of Rights: Applies only to NYS employees who are represented by UUP and MC (Unclassified Service) affiliated employees).

New York State Notice of Compliance, Workers Compensation: Notification about employer compliance with the law and procedures for employees to follow if they become ill or are injured through employment.

New York State Public Employees Job Safety and Health Protection: Requirements for employers to provide NYS public employees with job safety and health protection through the promotion of safe and healthy working conditions. (The NYS Public Employee Safety and Health Act of 1980).

New York State You Have a Right to Know: Notification about employee’s rights to information about toxic substances in the workplace.

New York State Notice of Employees Rights, Protections, and Obligations: Every employer shall inform employees of their protections, rights and obligations regarding retaliation.

New York State Rights of Nursing Mothers to Express Breast Milk in the Workplace: Guidelines regarding the rights of nursing mothers to express breast milk in the workplace. Visit NYS DOL website for additional information and resources.

Office of the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV): OPDV’s mission is to improve New York State’s response to and prevention of domestic violence with the goal of enhancing the safety of all New Yorkers in their intimate and family relationships.

Permitted Working Hours for Minors Under 18 Years of Age: A chart summary of the permitted working hours provisions of the New York State Labor Law relating to minors less than 18 years of age.

Workers Compensation Pharmacy Benefits: Notification concerning Workers’ Compensation Pharmacy benefits.

Veteran Benefit and Services: The following resources and hotlines are available at no-cost to help veterans understand their rights, protections, benefits, and accommodations.