Labor law primarily concerns the rights and responsibilities of unionized employees. Some groups of employees find unions beneficial, since employees have a lot more power when they negotiate as a group rather than individually.
States are allowed to make their own laws concerning labor relations, but all of these laws must comply with the federal statute, known as the National Labor Relations Act.
Labor law can also refer to the set of standards for working conditions and wage laws. These laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, prohibits child labor, and sets a minimum wage. Our experts provide services in various fields such as:
Employment Law: Labor law sets standards for employer and employee conduct in the workplace and can play a major role in many employment law cases.
Wage and Benefit Law: Wage and benefit cases often look to labor law to determine the relevant minimum wage.
Education Law: Teachers, along with other public sector employees, are much more likely to be union members than other professions. Contracts negotiated with teachers’ unions often have a major impact on education policy.