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Labor Laws

Federal labor law text, explanations or interpretations, plus Federal and state labor law research resources are linked below. Each link opens the matching labor law page.

About Labor Laws

Although labor laws typically deal with employer-union relationships while employment laws typically deal with employer-employee relationships, the terms are often used interchangeably.

Labor laws is the most common term used. Both employment and labor laws are included in the links below.

Laws are also called statutes. They are established by acts of congress or state legislatures and enforced by regulations.

Labor Law Resources

Department of Labor Web Sites
Links to Federal and state department of labor Web sites, for researching labor laws and locating contact information to ask questions or file complaints against employers.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Direct links to the Web sites of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state equivalents, for researching Federal and state employment and labor laws that prohibit discrimination, and instructions for filing discrimination charges under the laws.

Federal Employment Discrimination Laws
Specific, landmark laws enforced and explained by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Also includes laws that aren't employment discrimination laws per se, but have protection provisions against prejudice in employment.

Federal Labor Law Research
Research U.S. Federal labor laws, court cases, legal opinions, legislative bills and other matters related to Federal labor laws.

Federal Labor Laws
Federal labor law text, explanations and interpretations by government and other qualified Web sites, linked by title. Topics include overtime, child labor, minimum wage, and family and medical leave. Also includes laws that are not employment or labor laws per se, but have employment protection provisions for employees.

State Labor Law Research
Research U.S. state labor laws, court cases, legal opinions, legislative bills and other matters related to state labor laws.

State Labor Laws
Link to the text of your state's employment and labor laws, and related rules, regulations and bills, as provided by the legislative branch of state government.

Unemployment Office Web Sites
Links to Federal and state unemployment office Web sites for filing unemployment insurance claims and researching unemployment compensation, benefits, appeals, and related employment and labor laws.

Whistleblower Law Research
Research labor laws and what are collectively called whistleblower laws that make it illegal for employers to retaliate in any way, against employees who report employers' illegal acts to the proper authorities. Such reporting is called whistleblowing or whistle blowing.

Workers' Compensation Agency Web Sites
Links to the Web sites of Federal and state workers' compensation boards, commissions, courts, and offices for filing workers' compensation insurance claims and researching workers' compensation insurance, benefits, appeals, and related employment and labor laws.

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