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Employment laws are in place to prevent illegal or unethical behavior in the employer-employee relationship. It covers both state and federal law, and it is constantly shifting as new laws are passed and new cases are decided.
Some of the most prominent subcategories of employment law, also known as labor law, include:
To learn more about your rights as an employee, or for more information about how to make sure your business’s policies conform to state and federal law, contact an employment attorney today.
Employment Law is a broad area that encompasses all areas of the employer-employee relationship. It consists of thousands of federal and state statutes, administrative regulations and judicial decisions. Employment law includes protections against discrimination and sexual harassment. It also encompasses wage and hour laws, and your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Federal law over rules most state statutes in the realm of employment law when they come into conflict with one another.
Some of the major federal laws include: Fair Labor Standards Act, National Labor Relations Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Family Medical and Leave Act, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act or ERISA.
These only begin to scratch the surface of employment laws in the United States. If you feel that your employment law rights have been violated, it is best to speak with an experienced attorney that has dealt with employment law issues before. An experienced labor law attorney will help you with your avenues of recourse that you have against employers or other employees and will be able to advise you of the validity of your claims.
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