Employment & Labor Law

Employment and Labor Law governs the relationship between the employer and employee, including individual work agreements performed by independent contractors. Statutes cover labor unions and collective bargaining, work wages and hours, health and safety conditions, protection from discrimination in the workplace and workers compensation. Federal statutes have also been enacted to protect workers and regulate the workplace such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and FMLA – the Family and Medical Leave Act.

  1. News First Transgender Staff Appointed to White House

    A recent Obama administration announcement stated that President Obama has appointed the first openly transgender White House staff member.
  2. Decisions Marijuana Use May Get You Fired Even Where Legalized

    In Colorado, where marijuana use may be lawful, the court upheld the termination of an employee based upon federal law and a "zero tolerance" drug policy.