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New York State Labor Law - Information for Racetrack Workers

As a racetrack worker in New York State, you have a right to:

  • Be paid for all hours that you work.
  • Be paid on the same day each week.
  • Be paid at least the NYS Minimum Wage rate.
  • Be paid overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a week.
  • Receive a pay stub with each payment of wages.

These videos provide information for grooms, hot walkers and practice riders. They are presented in English and Spanish. They are also available as slideshow presentations in PDF format.

Slideshow presentations:

NYS Labor Law for Racetrack Workers (English) (PDF)

Legislación Laboral del Estado de Nueva York (Español) (PDF)

"Help for Racetrack Workers" Resource Card and Poster

The Department of Labor created a wallet-sized resource card and a poster that describe the rights of racetrack workers in New York State. They also give information on how to get help with work-related complaints and potential labor violations. Both are written in English and Spanish. You can download them from this page or request copies through our online request form.

Help for Racetrack Workers - Resource Card (PDF). The card folds to 2" x 3 1/2" and can easily fit in a wallet or pocket.

Help for Racetrack Workers - Poster (PDF). The poster measures 11" x 17".

Brochure for Employers of Racetrack Workers

The Department of Labor also created a brochure that summaries the responsibilities of employers of racetrack workers. It is written in English and Spanish. You can download What Employers of Racetrack Workers in NYS Need to Know from this page or request copies of the brochure through our online request form.

Additional Resources for Employers of Racetrack Workers

We can come to your place of employment to make a presentation to management and workers. To schedule a presentation, contact us by email at [email protected] or through our online request form.


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