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.

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  1. Discrimination Proving Discriminatory Employment and Hiring Practices

    Understand what you need to know to prove an employment discrimination lawsuit, including wrongful hiring and promotion practices at work.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. Discrimination Employment Discrimination Types and Civil Rights Law

    Answers to common questions about anti-discrimination laws in the workplace, including explaining civil rights laws such as Title VII and agencies like the EEOC.
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