Officials discuss rights in the workplace with residents

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This week marks City Hall in Your Borough Week in Brooklyn.

Throughout the week, officials are visiting different areas of the borough to discuss policy.

Today, they were at a subway station in Canarsie talking with commuters about their rights in the workplace.

Department of Consumer Affairs representatives passed out pamphlets that go over all the rights workers have in New York City.

They were at a total of six subway stations in the borough where the pamphlets were passed out during the rush hour

Officials say it's an opportunity to educate people about the key workplace protection laws that exist, including a right to overtime and paid sick leave.

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