Employment & Labor

Employment Law is civil law that sets forth the rules and regulations governing the employer-employee relationship. It may include background checks, hiring and firing concerns, pensions, employee benefits and compensation. Labor Law includes issues such as labor unions, collective bargaining, workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour requirements, the minimum wage, OSHA (Occupational Health & Safety Act) and Workers’ Compensation. Federal statutes have also been enacted to protect vulnerable employees in the workplace, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Employee protection includes the prohibition against discrimination based upon race, color, religion, age, disability, gender or national origin. Labor Law traditionally refers to the relationship between employees and employers, trade unions and the government.

  1. Disability, Leave Employee Leave for Jury Duty and Voting in Elections

    Your employer must provide time off from work for you to serve on jury duty and to vote in an election. This article explains the rights you have and employer requirements.
  2. Hiring, Firing, HR Lying on a Job Application: What can Happen?

    What happens if get caught in a lie on a job application? Can I get fired? Will I lose my benefits? Answers to these questions, employee and employer rights and more.
  3. Rights, Policies Employee Meal, Lunch & Rest Break Rights

    Meal, lunch and rest break rights of an employee are dependent upon the specific state law in the state where you are employed. This article explains what rights you may have.
  4. Rights Can you be Laid Off while on Workers' Compensation Leave?

    Understanding whether you can be laid off from your job while on workers' compensation leave - when you can and when you cannot be legally laid off.
  5. Disability, Leave The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) & Employment Law

    An understanding of the important parts of the ADA, who is covered, what is covered, which employers are required to comply with the ADA, what they must provide employees.
  6. Harassment Employee Rights Against Workplace Retaliation by Employers

    Your legal rights against workplace retaliation - harassment and discrimination by your employer from an investigation due a complaint at work, yours or another employee.
  7. Rights, Policies List of State Fair Employment Practices Agencies

    Contact information for Fair Employment Practice Agencies in each state of the United States. FEPAs are state and local agencies that work with the EEOC, which is a federal agency.
  8. Disability, Leave Can You Be Fired from Work for Having Hepatitis C?

    Can you be fired from your job because you suffer from the Hepatitis C illness? Know your legal rights, including Americans with Disabilities Acts qualification.
  9. Discrimination Religious Discrimination at Work - Your Legal Rights

    Religious discrimination is prohibited in the workplace - do you have a lawsuit? What government acts protect you? What must employers must do to prevent religious discrimination?
  10. Discrimination Workplace Discrimination: Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Rights

    Laws protect employees against sexual orientation discrimination. Know your rights as a gay, lesbian or heterosexual person against discrimination in the workplace.