New York Hours of Work: What you need to know

New York places strict limits on the hours that may be worked by children under the age of 18, especially children of compulsory school age.
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Railroad transportation. No railroad worker may work more than 16 consecutive hours without 10 hours of rest nor more than 16 hours in total out of any 24-hour period without 8 hours of rest (NY Labor Law Sec. 165). Street railway employees may not work more than 10 consecutive hours in a day (including a half-hour break).
Motor transportation. When a driver of a motor truck or motor bus has been on duty for 14 hours in any consecutive 24-hour period, which includes time for meals, the driver may not continue driving or go back on duty without having at least 8 consecutive hours off duty (NY Admin. Code Ch. 12 Sec. 175.5). A release from duty of less than 1 hour does not constitute a break in the continuity of time on duty.
Public works. The workday on public works projects is limited to 8 hours, and the workweek is limited to 5 days, except in extreme emergencies (NY Labor Law Sec. 220).
Pharmacies. No person may put in more than 70 hours in any week in a pharmacy.
Brickyards. The workday is limited to 10 hours in brickyards and may not begin before 7 a.m. unless there is a contract between the employer and the employee providing extra pay for extra hours (NY Labor Law Sec. 163).
State employees. No state employees described below may be required to work more than 8 hours in any day or more than 40 hours or more than 6 days in any week except in cases of fire, riot, flood, famine, or other cases of emergency endangering life or property:
• State employees who work in the ward, cottage, colony, kitchen, dining room, and guard service in any ...

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