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[Excerpt] If you have ever had a job, you have probably had some questions about your rights as a worker. This booklet helps answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the laws that cover workers and workplaces. If your question is not answered, or you want more information about a particular topic or help with a problem, just check the back of the booklet for a list of agencies and organizations that can help answer your questions.

The information in this booklet comes from several sources, most published by the U.S. Department of Labor or the New York State Department of Labor. The authors are not lawyers and the information in this booklet is not professional legal advice. If you are experiencing a problem at work, please contact one of the agencies or organizations that we have listed in the back of this booklet. In many cases, it is also a good idea for you to talk to a lawyer who deals with labor and employment law issues. Many lawyers will meet with you to talk about your problem for free, and some will represent you for free.